Coordinating cellists is somewhat like herding cats...
October 9, 2008 7:24 PM Subscribe
Costume Filter: Help me dress the cello section!
posted by coppermoss to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total)
Was recently appointed principal of my college orchestra. We have a Halloween concert every year. Last year, the principal suggested the section-wide theme of pirates--not a difficult decision for her, as we were playing both The Flying Dutchman and the music from Pirates of the Caribbean. This year... not so easy. We're playing the Infernal Dance from the Firebird Suite, Night on Bald Mountain, and the theme from Jaws, as well as some other, lesser-known Halloween pops schlock. Help me come up with a good theme that's relatively easy to pull off. Bonus points if it's somehow related to the music, but not in the vein of Choose Your Favorite Composer. This is a kiddie concert, and I don't want them to be confused. The flashier, the better. Oh, and nothing that impedes the actual playing.
FWIW, the section is mostly undergrads, with a few grad students, a postdoc, and a man in his 70s.