Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse

You heard right, today's spotlight is on The Four HORNSmen of the Apocalypse.  This horn quartet started as a student group at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998.  Although the group was formed as a fun way to play with friends, they began touring and their popularity increased.  The Four Hornsmen(and one hornswoman) eventually all ended up in Champaign-Urbana at the University of Illinois.

Today, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse horn quartet has performed throughout the country at various universities and festivals, including the International Horn Society Workshop.  In addition to all being excellent musicians, the group has a very unique way of interacting with it's audience while on stage.  I was lucky enough to see the quartet perform this year at The University of Iowa and it was one of the most entertaining recitals I have been to. Not only are they incredible horn players, but their goofy, relaxed stage presence made for a great concert.

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