You likely don’t know his name. But the late Ryan Anthony was a former member of the Toronto quintet Canadian Brass and principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Well respected by his fellow musicians, Ryan was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a deadly form of cancer. A foundation was set up – Cancer Blows – to raise awareness and money for further research, and this included creation of the unique “Song of Hope” which featured 1400 performers, aged 6 to 93, from 93 countries.
As is so often the case with great music, the song has migrated to a different scope, now known as A Hope for the Future, scored as a tribute to healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Angeles-based Canadian trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann coordinated with 34 musicians in isolation to record and film the song from their homes around the world, and combined all those performances into a video.
I’ve watched this countless times and yet, it still moves me beyond belief. I hope it will do the same for you. Just click this link: