I’m looking at the Met schedule, as well as the opera in cinema site and thinking about how I’d like to attend some of these.

If I go to the Saturday morning Met operas I have to cancel students. Hmm. Probably not nice to do that to them, so maybe I should attend the rebroadcast on Wednesday at 6:30 when I’m able. I think I’ll put together the schedule and compare it to my own. Surely some of these will work.

… as you might guess, I really do love opera. We have San Francisco season tickets … but I’d love to see and hear these others. We’ll see if I can swing it.

Met @ the Movies:
(first date is at 10 AM, second 6:30 PM)

Tosca (Puccini): Oct. 10 / Oct 28
Aida (Verdi): Oct. 24 / Nov. 11
Turandot (Puccini): Nov. 7 / Nov. 18
Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach): Dec. 19 / Jan. 6
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss): Jan. 9 / Jan. 27
Carmen (Bizet): Jan. 16 / Feb. 3
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi): Feb. 6 / Feb 24
Hamlet (Thomas): Mar. 27 / Apr. 14
Armida (Rossini): May 1 / May 19

Camera 7 operas (a variety of companies):

La Boheme (Puccini): Sept. 23 (7 PM) & 27 (11 AM)
La Forza Del Destino (Verdi): Oct. 11 (11 AM) & 14 (7 PM)
Maria Stuarda (Donizetti): Oct. 25 (11 AM) & 28 (7 PM)
Così Fan Tutti (Mozart): Nov. 15 (11 AM) & 18 (7 PM)
Il Trittico (Puccini): Nov. 29 (11 PM) & Dec. 2 (7 PM)
L’Orfeo (Monteverdi): Dec. 13 (11 AM) & 16 (7 PM)

(Please keep in mind I may have made mistakes on the dates above, so be sure and verify them at the websites or movie theater rather than rely on me!)

I received an email about a new 90 CD boxed set of Yo-Yo Ma recordings:


I think they want me to promote this. But they didn’t offer to send it to me for review. Gee, I wonder why.

Of course I could order it from Amazon. (But I’m not going to.)

Here’s a video you can enjoy. It’s free.

21. September 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: TQOD

(I HAVE to post an extra one for today because this is just too darn funny.)

I was asked today if my upright bass was an oboe.

21. September 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

No oboe lesson today-sweet victory!

21. September 2009 · Comments Off on This is Just SOOOO Wrong · Categories: Videos

… because he’s putting on a Yankees uniform. Ack! I guess pianists just don’t know better …??