As I sat and listened to the DSO, I was unexpectedly asked to fill in and perform every musical instrument at the same time while simultaneously conducting. Strange right? Oh, well. I did my very best and the the reviews of my performance were less than satisfying:
“Total crap!” – my wife
“Like being at a Nickelback concert!” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
“I never knew it was possible to perform a completely triumphant failure.” – my wife again
I’m still not sure why I thought I could perform Rachmaninoff on behalf of the DSO. Oh well. I’ll take those reviews as constructive criticism.
By James Miller
© 2012 James Miller