Go ahead, all you twenty-five and over people, with your dusty tubas and buried clarinets from high school band. Pick up your old instrument and squeak out a few notes. Remember, if you keep making that face, it’ll freeze like that. Why don’t you schedule in some practice time?
You’ll want to, what with the opportunity now available to all those over the age of twenty-five: you can play a concert with the BSO!
No, really! It’s called Rusty Musicians with the BSO and it invites all lapsed musicians who are twenty-five or older to play with the orchestra in a few rehearsals and then a concert at Strathmore on February 2, 2010. You get to play the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4! I mean, that’s supposing you’re at least twenty-five. Imagine: sitting in the middle of all that wonderful sound, part of it.
So go on. Register, bust out your old piccolo or whatever it is you play (assuming its part of standard orchestration) and get crackin,’ Mr. and Mrs. I Can Rent A Car Without Paying an Extra Fee. Meanwhile I, an outcast at the fetal age of twenty-three, will be over here, sulking.
P. S. It costs $10 to participate, but I will pay you TWICE that to forge me a new birth certificate.