A publication of the New England Horn Society
The Cornucopia newsletter and the New England Horn Society have a rather convoluted history.
Kathleen (Principe) Nagy and Rich Menaul started the New England Horn Ensemble in 1990, holding meetings at Boston University on Monday evenings to read horn ensemble literature.
However, after the first season neither was able to continue. Rather than let the group disappear, I agreed to organize some meetings. The first years we had horn choir readings a few times a season, then gradually invited special guests, including:
Soon there were other local and regional events. The New England Brass Convention and Robert King Music Sales Symposiums each took place for several years. As they stopped, Osmun Music moved into its new quarters in Arlington and started a series of events. Now we also have the Northeast Horn Workshops. With further concerts and recitals in the area, the horn choir meetings no longer seemed necessary and the name of the organization was changed to the New England Horn Society.
Ellen Donahoe-Saltman was the IHS Area Representative for Massachusetts and put out a newsletter in the spring of 1992. But when she was running her music camp in the summer and people were asking about upcoming events, I started Cornucopia. Soon Ellen suggested that since I was publishing the newsletter, I should also be the IHS representative.
The Cornucopia newsletter publicizes concerts, workshops, and other horn events, and it provides background information for the events. Other articles are of general horn interest. The newsletter is:
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