Note: Due to slow print deliveries due to Covid-19, there are two purchase options. Digital download only, or Print+Digital, which means you will receive your digital download immediately, with your print book preorder being fulfilled in March.
Written by Mark Gould and illustrated by Jeffrey Curnow, Orchestra Confidential is the hilarious behind the scenes look at the lives of orchestral musicians that everybody needs right now.
Life in an orchestra is all about geography. Like many jobs, your enjoyment and satisfaction in this job is directly proportional to where you sit and who sits near you. But thanks to Orchestra Confidential, musicians and those who love them will be forewarned and forearmed by the insights and humor inside this survival guide for professional musicians and students alike. Mark Gould is on the faculty at the Julliard School and was the co-principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 30 years. He founded the performance art group, Pink Baby Monster, 20 years ago which still roams the countryside stirring up trouble. Jeffrey Curnow is a poor, starving illustrator and associate principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His cartoons are published weekly on the NPR Classical Facebook page.
To the left you can see some bits and pieces for free, so check them out then click above for an immediate download.