Good morning, audiophiles! My name is Jenn German, and I’m the digital marketing intern over at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at just this particular moment. And by “just this particular moment” I mean I am typing this from a cubicle in the bowels of the Music Center at Strathmore. And by “bowels” I mean precisely what you think I mean.
Anyway, welcome to my new and wonderful blog project, “Ain’t Baroque.” I wanted to call it “He’s Not Pitchy, He’s My Brother!” but no one I asked thought it was funny except me. Win some, lose some.
But this is not the point. The point is that “Ain’t Baroque” is your new favorite source of behind-the-scenes BSO web site info, and anything else I happen to learn of interest. For example, just now I am performing some emergency editing of text on the Cultural Roots microsite. See, by the time you click that link, everything will be aesthetically pleasing and tastefully organized, and that’ll be thanks to me! (Sort of. I mean, I help.)
So yeah. Um, a few things about me, I guess? Just so you have an idea of where I’m coming from. I’m 23 years of age (until December 26th, anyway), I’m a second-year graduate student in arts management at American University, I play the violin and cello but not especially well, and if I absolutely had to, under extreme duress, pick a favorite piece of music, it would be Beethoven’s seventh symphony, although Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” string quartet would also spring to mind. And I like an awful lot of 20th century Russian composers. Look, never mind.
Oh! If you are duly intrigued and would like to follow me on Twitter, my handle is aintbaroque. Believe it or not.