Quizzically Yours

Maestro's On Air - Episode 18 Bonus Material.  


On this week's episode of Maestro's On Air, Aaron Collins interviews Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.


In celebration of International Tuba Day, the show ends with a clip submitted by Eric Lee's friend of many years and former guest Mike Gross.  See this tuba performance here or watch it below.


Also available online is the video of Mike Gross interviewing our own Eric Lee (immediately before the audio interview recorded for Maestro's On Air.  That video is below. 

The results are in and the First Friday Fizz Quiz declares a winner*

Congratulations to Amy Rapp who wins two FlexTickets.

*with a caveat.  (Everyone incorrect guessed Saxophone for question 2)

Review the questions and answers to the right, and be sure to watch for next month's quiz.

The Quiz:

  1. Question:  This instrument has been used since the Stone Age and is thought to be one of the oldest instrument types.  Some of these instruments were found to be at least 40,000 years old and made of bird bones or even mammoth ivory.  What is it?

    Answer:  The flute.     Read More

  2. Question: Which one of these woodwind instruments is never found in an orchestra?
    Bass Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet, Saxophone, or Contrabassoon?

    Answer:  Trick question.  They can all be found in an orchestra, depending on the piece being played. 

  3. Question:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Clarinet Concerto in A Major for clarinetist Anton Paul Stadler.  What other piece did he write for this musician?

    Answer:  Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings.        See More 

  4. Question:  What woodwind instrument has the widest pitch range?

    Answer:  The Clarinet, at nearly 4 octaves (E3 to C7)  

  5. Question:  This rare instrument is a member of the woodwind family.  From point of view of the audience, when played, this instrument looks a bit like a backwards number 4.  It is two octaves lower than its most common member of its instrumental type.  Its lowest performable note is the same as the lowest C on the Cello.  What is it?

    Answer:  The Contrabass Flute.     See An Example: