You know it, you love, it, and it just isn’t the holiday season without it: The Messiah Organist Meltdown. If this holiday classic is new to you, give it moment and hang in there until the end; I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s 0:43 of unfiltered Messiah goodness.
Take a moment to treat yourself today and get to learn about ins and outs of orchestra management from a humorous perspective by binge-reading all 157 episodes of Who’s Minding The Score?, a satirical cartoon that provides a behind the scenes look orchestra life. It’s the ideal way to spend some of your Labor Day, really, just take a look at some of these characters…
Long before he was the GOP presumptive nominee, The Donald was a gag for one of Who’s Minding The Score? comics. At the time, no one working on the strip had an inkling that the person selected* to exemplify a stereotypical rich d-bag would end up where he is today. The strip features a bunch of other prognostic dark humor too. You should go binge read it.
We usually save fun posts for the end of the week but for whatever reason, it feels like the end of the week and that’s good enough for me. First up is a video from the Berlin Philharmonic horn section, playing he Hunting Chorus from Freischütz* inside a cable car. On the surface, that would seem to be a remarkably loud setting but they don’t seem to mind. The really fun part arrives after they get to the top of the mountain and continue playing out in the cold. Don’t miss the adorable […]