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Now THIS is how you do a Flash mob…


Earlier this year I was asked to “help out with a tune” by friends who play in a local orchestra. Last night I downloaded the recording of the performance and listened through it. Ah, Mahler. “Help out a little on a tune” turned out to be 52 minutes of stage-time. I’ve not played his 1st […]

What do you mean, “no clarinets?”

So we had the final spring concert with the orchestra. For the last time of the year, the parade of grey heads filed into the auditorium to listen to a bunch of folks that were wearing penguin getups sit back and play music of people who had died before the Boer war. I didn’t bother […]