I honestly agree with Rhoads’ in today’s Comic. If one of the orchestras that really needed financial help put on a well thought out Kickstarter campaign, I think they could raise a substantial amount of money. Plenty of smaller ensembles have had great success with Kickstarter. I’m not aware of any large ensembles that have … Read more
Beware the symphony “Patron Relations Representative”. Those people are tenacious (as they should be). They perform a great service for their organizations by helping to keep the cash flow moving. But seriously, they could track you through a blizzard – no problem. They’re. That. Good.
A few serious words about anxiety… I know that the last few comics have poked fun at Rhoads for his performance anxiety. But, I just wanted to say that Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) is a very real and very serious problem for some musicians. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel like … Read more
I wonder why they never did an opening sequence for Lisa on the Simpsons. I guess the chalkboard gag was only for Bart? This is how I’d like to think of the opening sequence if it started in the band hall.
Whenever you DO take a non-musical person to the orchestra, be prepared for all sorts of questions.