It's been nearly six months since we launched DMSO at Home! Starting in April, we've posted at least one musician-created video every week on both our social channels and here on our website. In celebration of the six-month mark, we're highlighting ten performances that are worth another listen. Sit back and enjoy some of our favorite moments from the series!

Jonathan & Julie Sturm

This lively and funny video from April features Concertmaster Jonathan Sturm and Principal Cellist Julie Sturm as they share a glimpse into their home life, including a lively debate on handwashing repertoire and a performance of the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia.

Robert Espe

Our very first DMSO at Home video never ceases to make us laugh! Violinist Robert Espe shares his day-to-day isolation routine, from 20-second handwashing serenades to a variety of in-home workouts (some more successful than others). 

Julie Fox Henson and Family

Playing together in the time of social distancing is a lot easier when you have a family quartet! In one of our favorite DMSO at Home episodes, the Symphony's Associate Concertmaster Julie Fox Henson is joined by Alan and Fox Henson on cello, and Beau Henson on violin. Sit back and enjoy as the Henson family plays Debussy's Clair de lune.

Clarence Padilla

In this episode of DMSO at Home, second clarinet Clarence Padilla performs a favorite John Williams piece, Viktor's Tale (from "The Terminal") with Cynthia Giunta on piano.

Bethany Washington

Violinist Bethany Washington takes a humorous look at the side effects of prolonged social distancing accompanied by the sounds of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, "Morning." Watch and enjoy!

Mary Pshonik and Friends

This video features Cellist Mary Pshonik along with musicians from across the US and Canada uniting for a virtual performance of Bach's Double Concerto arranged by Dave Camwell.

Dominic Azkoul

Principal Double Bass Dominic Azkoul delivers a message of support for racial justice and equality along with some J.S. Bach in his episode of DMSO at Home.

Aaron Williams

This episode of DMSO at Home finds Principal Percussionist Aaron Williams keeping his skills sharp at home with lots of practice and a good sense of humor. (Bonus content: check out Aaron's second video paying tribute to the State Fair with a performance of the "Iowa Corn Song!")

Erin Brooker-Miller

Principal Harpist Erin Brooker-Miller spent lots of time working outdoors in her garden over the summer. Enjoy a special performance of "In the Garden" accompanied by some of the beautiful views of her backyard!

Andy Classen

This list would not be complete without the master of multi-instrument videos, Second Trumpet Andy Classen! If you've missed his previous videos, check here, here, here, here, and here... but we're partial to his largest-ever compilation featuring the "Channel One Suite." Enjoy!

Join us again next week for a look back at ten of our favorite DMSO at Home livestreamed performances! 

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