2020-10-10

An Explosive Musical Moment

Beware the next time you hear someone in the trombone section yell out, “Hey, y’all, watch this!” Paul Esperanza, bass-trombonist with the Simphonica Mayor de Uruguay, in a misplaced moment of inspiration, decided to make his own contribution to the cannon shots fired as part of the orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at an outdoor children’s concert. In complete seriousness he placed a large, ignited firecracker, which was equivalent in
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2019-11-17

Here’s a Nice Viola Trio

A good way to showcase an odd instrument.
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2019-06-06

Violinists Flirting

When the music is romantic, even the players flirt
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2018-12-02

Can you name this musical instrument?

Anyone who browses various news and entertainment sites on the web will see those little ads embedded in site sidebars, often with such titles as, How to cure acne with this simple solution, Can you name these 60s actors?, and The truth behind JFK’s 1972 disappearance.
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2017-04-07

Musical Puns

Comment threads of news items can be pretty much echo chambers but every once in a while, someone posts a random comment that leads to a rich variety of punny responses. Witness this brilliant series:
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2017-03-30

A Violinist’s Nightmare

Seems there was an orchestra, with a master Violinist in first chair. In the midst of final rehearsal for a grand exposition of powerful music, a bizarre dissonance was heard.
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2017-03-29

Orchestral Dissonance

A picture is worth a thousand words!
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2016-10-26

Guess Who’s Playing French Horn?

Rand Paul in Concert Even politicians need to take time to make music.
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2016-10-20

Overheard at the Local Music Shop

The best way to avoid giving birth to a sousaphone player is to have a tuba ligation.
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