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Trumpet faculty member and cancer patient Ryan Anthony, principal trumpet emeritus of the Dallas Symphony and president of The Ryan Anthony Foundation/CancerBlows, joined more than 30 of the world’s most celebrated trumpet players to remotely perform “A Hope for the Future,” a new inspirational song written by Matt Catingub and dedicated to the health care workers worldwide dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Ryan, who was the inspiration for the concert, performed from his hospital room, where he is undergoing treatment. The musicians represented 14 different countries, and included classical soloists, jazz artists, military personnel, educators, and rock stars from the Dave Matthews Band and Chicago.