28. December 2009 · Comments Off on So Many Possibilities … · Categories: Links, News

… for jokes. And puns. And of course the article does go there.

“We’re not just a bunch of lawyers playing music. We’re actually a good orchestra,” maestro Gary S. Greene, who organized the ensemble earlier this year, said confidently before putting his players through their paces.

Man oh man, I’m trying to imagine an orchestra completely made up of lawyers. The whole thing is simply terrifying, don’tcha think?

Uh-oh. Now they’ll probably sue me.

“Blend. Play softly. That’s where I want everybody soft so you can hear the trombone,” Greene implored as they struggled with a challenging selection from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I.”

… because we all know how difficult it is to hear the trombone! 😉

It’s not only about cello. Really. I just read some mighty fine stuff at Stark Raving Cello and I encourage you to do the same. Every thing she writes is true and I think I should require all my students who are thinking of music as a profession to read each entry. Honest!

On the First Day of Cellomas we are shown that this isn’t the Survivor set.

On the Second Day of Cellomas we are taught not to ignore pain. Ever.

On the Third Day of Cellomas we are instructed never to leave our instruments in our cars. Never.

On the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth days of Cellomas we are told … BEHAVE!

On the ninth day of Cellomas we are taught about negative voices and perseverance.

And now I must wish Emily quick healing for her ulner surgery. Repair, my friend!