Tamara Volskaya (domra) & Anatoliy Trofimov (bayan)

12. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Videos

Found via this.

12. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

practiced my oboe, my lips are numb. #bandgeekswag (;

Did you know?

Concert attire is tax-deductible for orchestra musicians. (No wonder they have a whole closet full of black clothing!)

Hmm. This is from a Canadian paper, and is about orchestra attire.

Truth is, in the United States anyway, black is tax deductible IF it is used only for work and can be referred to as a “uniform” (believe me, I’ve studied all this stuff over the years!). The black I own can be worn elsewhere. It’s not a uniform. It’s just black. I realize some of my colleagues might disagree and even argue with me about this, but I don’t take a deduction for my black clothing unless I can truly say I will only wear it while working. That’s never happened!

12. December 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

You can run fast, you can play the oboe… is there anything you can’t do?

12. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Advent

Giovanni Gabrieli: O Magnum Mysterium
Tallis Choir of Toronto

In case you’ve missed earlier Advent posts:
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15