15. January 2006 · Comments Off on Steal Some Oboes, Go To Jail · Categories: imported, Links

Read about it here.*

It’s a bit difficult to sell two hot oboes, and to try and sell them in the same town from which there were stolen … well, sounds like there wasn’t a whole lot of thinkin’ goin’ on with the thieves.

*article no longer available

Check this out and tell me what you think.

I notice that the performers were “young professionals” and I wonder if us oldsters would put off any of the younger crowd. In order to draw in young listeners, does one have to be a young performer?

I would love to try new and different ways of performing. To be honest, the way we do concerts—the formality, the quite hush and the entrance of the concertmaster—all add to my nervousness. So I wonder if doing something in a more casual place would mean I wouldn’t get nervous. I also wonder, though, if I would play as well. Do I need to have a bit of that anxious feeling? I really hope that’s not the case, but part of me thinks that there has to be some sort of “on edge” feeling. Hmmm. Guess I won’t know unless I get to do something like a nightclub concert.

Addendum: Here’s the actual website.

When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer – say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep – it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them.

-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart