Category: This & That

Foreign Correspondent

Hello all! Miss Mussel is pleased to announced that starting July 1st, she will be decamping to the United Kingdom for a summer of festival fun times. Does that mean that this space will be shuttered for those weeks? To…

On Leave

Now that #operaplot is over, Miss Mussel has to make up for lost time and give full attention to her paying obligations. Macaroni and cheese is nice on occasion but not something she wishes to make a habit of. As…

New Muppet Classics

Apparently the Muppet Show has been back for 4 years or so in webisode form. Did anyone else miss out on that memo?

Canadian Opera Company Costume Sale

Looking for just the right hoop skirt to complete your wardrobe? What about a killer wig guaranteed to get you voted best costume at your next Hallowe’en party? Maybe your regional theatre could use some new props. Whatever your reasons,…

An Die Nachtigall

Ah nightingale, what would art music imagery be without you? Cuckoo! *GROAN* Brahms wrote a lovely song called An Die Nachtigall which Miss Mussel transcribed for horn. Well, more like transposed. As horn players do. On the fly. Daily. At…

‘Musical Anatomy’ By Shawn Feeny

From Chris Foley via Twitter comes news of a rather unusual set of drawings on display at COUNTERPULSE in San Francisco. Artist Shawn Feeny has combined human heads with musical instruments in a way that is vaguely reminiscent of Cyril…

“You’ve an awful nerve to do that.”

A second episode of archive-diving in aid of not doing the work Miss Mussel is supposed to be doing has proved to very illuminating re: the repeated persecution of horn players in the courts of New York State. Interested readers,…

Musical Sudoku

Miss Mussel hasn’t to date discovered what all the fuss is about in Sudoku-land. Crosswords are enjoyable way to pass a bus journey but the pleasure of unlocking Sudoku patterns has remained a rather mysterious one. Until today, that is….

Vancouver Symphony 2009-10 Season Highlights

The latest Canadian performing arts organization to announce their plans for the 2009/10 season is The Vancouver Symphony. 3400km to the west of Toronto, Vancouver hugs the very western edge of mainland Canada and takes great delight in only needing…

Beta

Those that are reading via feedreader may not have noticed the intermittent flashes of bizzarerie that have popped up on The OM these last few days. Miss Mussel has a terrible habit of editing websites live rather than on her…

Bless

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