Saturday, March 11, 2006

Bandroom banter

There used to be a concert promoter in Newcastle who was very excitable in his descriptions of the orchestras he'd booked. The Concertgebouwe became 'The World Famous Concertgebouwe', the Halle became 'The Mighty Halle', but when it came to the Liverpool Phil, all he could come up with was '50 strings!'. Which reminded me of a poster for Carmen I saw last year which proudly said 'Featuring the horse from Gladiator'.

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