Four timps

Four timps in a box – the orchestra pit at the Academy is a tight squeeze, and we had a moment of anxiety the other day wondering about our plans to put timpani in the side box. The part is written for four drums, and as you can see, the covers fit. Furthermore, our timpanist Benny Koonyevsky has determined that three will do, if necessary. We’ll need three strong people to hoist them over the railing.