14. October 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: News

Bed bugs at the Met.

In addition to the bedbug outbreak at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, the insects have also been found at the complex’s Metropolitan Opera House, a spokesman for the opera confirmed today.

Of course I do remember the time when San Francisco Opera had an article about musicians getting scabies from some couch or something in the orchestra musicians’ room. That might be worse. Hmmm.

I suspect the above video is from quite a while ago, as the oboist, Sergey Finoedov, appears a bit older in this next one, filmed in 2007 (he was born in 1993):

And more recently (filmed in 2010):

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on Fun Read · Categories: Opera, Other People's Words

How Opera Won Me Over … check it out. Really enjoyable to read! (I’d post part of it here but then you might not read it and, well, that wouldn’t be a good thing now, would it?)

Okay … really I’m just too lazy to copy & paste at the moment.

Yeah. THAT lazy!

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Piazzolla: Oblivion
Jiyeon Park

14. October 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

Ugh! Who knew Long Tones 1A could be hard to play on the oboe?! Almost mastered it 🙂

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on Wanna Make An Opera? · Categories: Opera, Videos

Go here for more information.

Hmmm. Should I start a “let’s make a reed” for the world?

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Someone outside is playing “Still Alive” on what sounds like an oboe. Highly entertained.

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on Wait for it … (the lyrics, that is) · Categories: Bassoon, Videos

Please watch the entire thing (and thanks, dk, for alerting me to this one) …

So everyone knows the lyrics are normally something like “Why not an English horn, this note’s too high for me!” or something like that … I’ve heard variations on that theme. But now we must have new lyrics eh?

Why play this right side up? It more fun upside down!