In photographing a performance I caught this angle of the 70-piece orchestra; the final timpanist with all the fun noisemakers is out of the frame at the bottom, but I caught the kettle drums.

This orchestra is students from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, accompanying performers from the Duquesne University Opera Workshop as they act their final dress rehearsal for their two-part performance of Puccini one-act operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi at Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie. Their performances are amazing, and it’s difficult to believe they are students.

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