Ian Hallas, principal bassist for the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (and my student for the past six years) is seen here performing the first movement of the Bottesini Concerto in B minor with his high school orchestra in Northbrook, Illinois. This was recorded live on October 29, 2007. Notice the low B extension that Ian is sporting (like his teacher!).
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