Monday, September 17, 2007

Heckelphone anyone???


Mayo Clinic does this really cool thing on Monday's - it's called Harmony for Mayo. For 1 hour, over lunchtime they sponsor a musical performance of some kind. Sometimes it's pop, or modern, or bluegrass, and other times is classical. Today was truly an incredible treat - they had a reed quartet with the most unusual of instruments called the heckelphone. It was invented in the early 1900's by Herr Heckel of Germany, and is a part of the oboe family. What a beautiful instrument! The whole concert was just the most wonderful way to start a Monday!

1 comment:

ahna said...

You are very lucky to work at that Mayo place. It's got so much to offer. It's a perfect place for you.