06. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Opera

You can listen live to Met performances on the web, on your iPhone or on your Blackberry. How cool is that? Tonight it’s Wozzeck at 8:00 PM (EST).

I’ve yet to give this a go, but maybe I’ll check it out today after I finish teaching just to see how it works, even though I’ll be missing the first half hour.

06. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

Time for a FACE-MELTING oboe solo!

06. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: operaplot

So it’s about to begin again. The Omnicient Mussel has announced a lot about the twitter operaplot event, so check it out! April 11 through 15 are the dates, and the judge this year is Eric Owens! Here are the rules & FAQ.

Will I participate? Hmmm.

Dunno.

I feel as if I’m running on empty when it comes to all things creative and witty. Could it be that my pun ‘n poetry skill (which was already lacking last year) has totally disappeared? I wonder.

But time will tell. I didn’t think I’d participate last year either, and then I wound up jumping in with gusto. But Jonas Kaufmann didn’t like me. Sigh.

Yeah, I sort of took it personally. Rejection is a killer.

06. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

A quadruple reed instrument from Cambodia:

06. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

They have a Grammy for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo?!” I think there needs to be a “Best Oboe Performance in a Non-Classical Song” award.