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Emily Grossman

Oliver

February 8, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Conductor: Wait, what just happened there?

Clarinet: Do you have a fermata here, because we have a fermata.

Conductor: Oh, is that why you stopped?

Trumpet: Well, I have a railroad track.

Conductor: I don't have anything there in my score.  Does anyone else have something?

Oboe: I got a fermata.

Flute: My part says G.P.

Cello: My part has railroad tracks.

Conductor: What about yours?

Violin: My part says "Coffee break." 


From Stephen Brivati
Posted on February 8, 2009 at 10:36 PM

Greetingsm,

typically only tyhe violnist can talk sense...

Cheers,

Buffy


From Tom Holzman
Posted on February 9, 2009 at 2:14 PM

A violinist (probably Emily) showing the sort of leadership skills that we typically exhibit.


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Once in an orchestra rehearsal, we were playing a score Marked G.P. at letter L.  Everyone stopped except for the bass player.  The conductor asked him, "Don't you have a general pause marked at letter L?" and the bassist replied, "Yes, but I haven't gotten there yet."

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