06. May 2009 · Comments Off on Double Service Day = Not Quite a Double Service Day · Categories: Ramble, Symphony

Q: When is a double service day not really a double service day?

A #1: When you only play two of the three works.

A #2: When, in the last 30 minutes of the 2nd rehearsal, all the lights go out. You sit for a while, then a few come back on, then more, so you start playing again, and then absolutely blinding lights come on, making it impossible to see, and the conductor finally says, “If these don’t get fixed in 3 minutes we’ll just go home.” Of course then the killer brights go off right after we are dismissed.

Interesting evening, to say the least.

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