Member of the Week – Joseph Foley

Every Wednesday, we feature one Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra member to answer some fun questions about themselves. Today we will be hearing from Joseph Foley in our trumpet section.

jfoley_formal_1-2 length_webHow long have you been playing the trumpet?

I started playing the trumpet when I was ten. My older brother was my first teacher. How long have I been playing- a LONG time!

What is your favorite memory from performing with Pro Arte?

I don’t know if it’s my favorite memory, but I do remember having to shovel out my driveway for a few hours, then driving over to Sanders Theatre to play Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2! (Then leaving early the next morning to join a tour in Seattle.)

What is your non-musical hobby?

I’m a Boston sports junkie, enjoy tennis, running and single malt scotch.

What is your favorite movie and why?

Favorite movie. That’s a tough one. I’d have to put Braveheart up there- I love Scotland. Mostly the classics. You know- Animal House, Blazing Saddles….

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