27. October 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

who have to leave the stage during a performance.

Guess it’s that time of year, yes?

The Met has an interesting way of dealing with singers who get ill and their covers. Some might grumble. (The covers, for instance.) Others might cheer. Who knows? But it does keep people alert, don’t you think?

Hmmm. Having been exposed to the flu on Thursday might I have to leave the recital stage tomorrow night? Hope not! I think I’m only the second oboist to play the Freihofner, so I doubt anyone in the audience could jump in. (It’s not technically difficult at all, but there’s a bit of counting to be done that might throw someone on first read.) Of course prior to tomorrow evening I do have two Symphony Silicon Valley performances, but considering I only play the first ten minutes or so I suspect I could hold out until I finished the work. Maybe.

But no. I’m not going to get sick. It’s not on the calendar! (And I have a very fun visit with our daughter planned this coming week!)

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