if you do one thing with your day today, please make it watching this otamatone cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Happy Birthday 154th to the composer and conductor and my dead boyfriend and my blog’s namesake and generally a very important composer to me Gustav Mahler!
Expect a ton of Mahler-related posts today for which I will not apologize (for obvious reasons).
May your day be filled with HAMMER BLOWS OF FATE, existential ANGST, and childlike awe.
could you please help me out? my friend is a vocal major at texas A&M in corpus christi and she’s been accepted to a vocal workshop this summer. but because she’s just graduated and will be moving to boston to go to grad school at the longy school of music, money is really tight for her and funding this workshop is a bit of an issue for her. she’s started a gofundme and has raised only about $250 so far. the cost of the workshop is $1,600. idk if you do this sort of thing, but if you could post this so your followers can see, that would be so amazing. we would be eternally grateful for your generosity.
she’s a wonderful, genuine person, a hard worker, and a terrific singer. she’s also in sigma alpha iota.
the link to her gofundme is here
How to hit high notes…
Jimmy, Kevin Spacey and their barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, sing Jason Derulo’s hit song “Talk Dirty.”
the problem with classical music is that even if you know and heard a song a bunch of times there is no way to figure out what its called because there are no lyrics and all of them are named like symphony 5 adagio in G minor like how the fuck am i supposed to solve that mystery im going to lose my fucking mind.
These classical musicians play their instruments in a way you’ve never seen before.
A rather compelling visual experience, on top of being a flawless musical demonstration, performed by Salut Salon, a charming German quartet from Hamburg.
i aspire to be this women
This decision was made privately, with no warning, no input from community, staff or performers, with no calls for support. Over 400 employees including chorus, stagehands, technicians, and administration will lose their jobs. Members of the SD Symphony, who play for SDO, will lose an enormous amount of income. Yes, some debts were looming, cutbacks would have been necessary, and more support needed. But the city and the opera community were never given a chance to provide that support.
Of course, the general director and his wife are benefiting financially from their decision. But they don’t OWN San Diego Opera. We, the operagoers, the employees, performers, volunteers and fans, DO.
Even if you’re not into opera (and if not, why the hell not), this would be an enormous loss for the city, and performing arts as a whole. Losing an organization of this size and stature will hurt across the board. Art isn’t profitable, and in this economy, it’s more vulnerable than ever. We have to stand up and FIGHT for it.
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Go sign this. Opera is ALways worth saving.
20th Century Music….
Neapolitan 6th Chords…
And these will just be hanging in my classroom.
tbh my favorite type of ice cream is schubert
how does this not have more notes?!
That one time I’m browsing channels and find my old high school choir
AND OMG THEY PUT THE CHOIR MEN IN TUTUS AND HAD THEM DANCING
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