I hang my hat in Arizona but my heart is in Texas
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Vivaldi’s main gig was as a composer and orchestra director at a girls orphanage (called hospitals) in Italy. He wrote music for orchestras made up entirely of young girls, gave them lessons on their instruments, and directed the ensembles. The instruction and opportunity to perform was so rare for girls at the time, but I love this review written about a performance they gave, “In short, no instrument is large enough to frighten them.”
After they left the school, to become wives or nuns, they had to agree never to perform again, because they were women.
Many chose to just never leave so that they could continue to perform in public.
I know it’s kind of bittersweet, but isn’t it interesting?
once when I was in 1st grade I pretended to be sick so I could stay home because I was terrified to participate in the presidential fitness exam.
Room full of high school band students, give them empty sheet music with chord progression written above the staff lines and form (measures notated) already put in for a popular song, leave them in a room with the song playing and ask them to write their own parts. Then play whatever they come up with as a stand tune. guys what a cool assignment how great would this have been do you think this is great I think this is great.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.