13. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Bassoon, Videos

… and he’s a good player, too! That’s what makes this so good! Well, that and the costume!

13. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Really Bummed: Mom won’t let me work. No work means no money. No money means no oboe. No oboe means no band. No band means hating sophomore year. :(

13. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Yahoo! Answers

Synthetic Oboe Reeds?
I’m really tired of the cane reeds getting out of tune every time the weather changes. If I am going for intonation over sound, are synthetic oboe reeds a good choice? Or do they go in and out of tune as well?

Someone want to go and answer this?

13. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

[name here] IS. LEARNING. OBOE. **SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE**

13. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Job Opening

Great at push-ups and pull-ups? Do you put your friends to shame at the gym? Come show us what you’ve got! San Francisco Opera announces a public casting call seeking athletic men with specific skills to appear in an upcoming Company production in Fall 2011. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal, but we’re looking for something close. This opportunity is the chance of a lifetime for ten talented men who will have the chance to show off their physical prowess to a crowd of thousands and to work alongside some of the most prominent names in opera and theater.
Desired skills include push-ups, pull-ups, body strength, endurance, hand-over-hand, staged combat and full body control. Ten men will be offered an eight-week union contract (A.G.M.A.) from August 8 – September 30, 2011. The audition will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. at Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, Room B (Franklin Street at Hayes, San Francisco).

I read it here. (And no, I don’t think this is sexism!)

Hmmm. I wonder what the opera is. Must be Heart of a Soldier by Christopher Theofanidis … yes? (Thanks to this from Opera Tattler for her list!)