But a violinist does. Brave soul. And younger. And, I’m sure, more coordinated.

Members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra go to the mall:

It makes my heart happy to see stuff like this. I don’t know if it hits other people that way or not. But it just does that for me.

Aw c’mon, flutists, you can take a joke, right?

That hair is great, don’tcha think?

February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004

Mr. Goldsmith conducted his music with the San Jose Symphony some years ago. I really enjoyed him and and his music.

10. February 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Sergei Taneyev · Categories: NewToMyEars™

I’ve not heard of the composer Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915), much less this work, St. John of Damascus.

10. February 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: FBQD

about to blow a fuse courtesy of the dmv. on a side note – i just listened to the worst on hold music ever. it was like “now that’s what i call oboe 11”

10. February 2011 · Comments Off on I’ll Be Watching (& Listening) · Categories: Read Online

… since I DVR this show:

Actress Kate Burton and opera star Renee Fleming are to appear on the U.S. crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC said.

Reality TV personality LuAnn De Lesseps is also to guest-star on the episode, scheduled to air next month.

Burton will play a high-powered executive whose business partner is killed, while De Lesseps plays a socialite who makes a gruesome discovery, and Fleming makes a special voice-over cameo as the opera-singing mother of a suspect, the network said in a news release Thursday.

“The music brought out my soul for playing music again,” he said at intermission. “I might want to watch this again, maybe with my family. They’ve never seen an opera before, so I’d like to bring them here sometime.

The quote is from a young student who attended our dress rehearsal yesterday.

& this is why I absolutely love seeing these young ones attend the opera. Who says you have to have gray hair?

I read the above quote, and more, here.

Born February 10, 1927

This is her final performance at the Met. The recording is noisy, but well worth the listen!

Did you notice how long the applause went on at the end? Everyone knew what they were hearing, and what they would be missing.

… because it’s just too bizarre, and I’m guessing it might go viral and I want to jump on the virus train too (warning not the most pleasant of sounds!):

I haven’t a clue what is going on here (I’m a computer idiot) and before you decide to comment and explain it to me please know I also don’t really even care. But if you care maybe this helps explain it all? Dunno!

10. February 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

This dude on the shuttle thinks that an oboe and a guitar are the same type of instrument…