Category: Music

Serious or whimsical, music always matters

Beware the next time you hear someone in the trombone section yell out, “Hey, y’all, watch this!”
Paolo 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 strength to a quarter stick of dynamite, into his aluminum straight mute and then stuck the mute into the bell of his quite new Yamaha in-line double-valve bass trombone. Read More ➥

A good way to showcase an odd instrument.

Class clowns sawing away

When the music is romantic, even the players flirt

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: Read More ➥

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.
The conductor stopped the piece as he nearly fell off his podium. Read More ➥

A picture is worth a thousand words! Read More ➥

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Rand Paul in Concert Read More ➥

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