31. July 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

[name here] starts to think classical songs are actually pretty nice to hear and that oboe really produces such a beautiful sound thanks to Nodame Cantabille :p

31. July 2010 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

To be stood up there in front of a symphony orchestra, you know, it’s like that really does massage the ego somewhat.


(Putting this up again. Because.)

Call for Orchestral Players –

operamission is presenting Così fan tutte August 17-22.

A reading orchestra is being assembled for four sessions to jam through Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte with a spectacular cast of singers at New York’s Gershwin Hotel on 27th St & 5th Avenue.

Qualified players of the following instruments are invited to sign up:


Players may participate in any number of sessions. We will cover 30-40 minutes of music in each session.

Four hosts – a conductor (Jennifer Peterson), a stage director (Ned Canty), a dramaturg (Cori Ellison) and an Italian language master (Marco Nisticò) will lead the audience through the musical and dramaturgical assembly of the work.

Parts will be available in advance. Final seating & chair assignments are at the discretion of the conductor.

Four three-hour sessions

Act I, Part 1 – Tuesday, August 17, 7-10pm (7:30 downbeat)
Act I, Part 2 – Wednesday, August 18, 7-10pm (7:30 downbeat)
Act II, Part 1 – Friday, August 20, 7-10pm (7:30 downbeat)
Act II, Part 1 – Sunday, August 22, 4-7pm (4:30 downbeat)

To sign up, contact Jennifer Peterson at operamission in one of the following three ways:
email – operamission@gmail.com
twitter – http://twitter.com/operamission
website – leave a comment here at www.operamission.org

Facebook event ‘Così fan tutte: Some Assembly Required’ displays full details, but a facebook RSVP is unofficial if not confirmed via one of the above three media.


Wanna play?

Seriously … it’s Così! C’mon … you know you wanna! 😎

(Psst. Someone you know will be doing the 17th & 18th.)

Lovely announcement of the event

31. July 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

An oboe is like a bazooka. You better know how to handle one.