Jeffrey Curnow has a serious funny bone. In his cartoons, he pokes fun at symphony orchestras, conductors and musicians from his perch as the associate principal trumpeter of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Watch for Curnow's off-kilter perspectives on NPR Classical's Twitter and Facebook feeds. He joins our cartoonist emeritus, Pablo Helguera, in our longstanding tradition of posting a little something to make us smile each Friday.
Curnow came to the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2001 after a six-year stint as the Dallas Symphony's principal trumpeter. It's safe to say he's got the instrument in his blood: Both his father and grandfather played the trumpet. "It was either playing the trumpet or changing my surname," Curnow says. He also had an uncle who played the trumpet, and another who played trombone in the Stan Kenton band.
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