Like any vocation, those working in the field of classical music love to use their fair share of rather colourful slang terms. Some are nearly universal, while others are hardly known at all. For those working in the trenches, let us know some of the ones you’ve heard in the comment section. Barihunk: A handsome baritone with exaggerated masculine features. Especially, but not exclusively, one who removes his shirt for the sake of opera. The closer they look like Fabio, the better. “OMG!
A University of Toronto professor, boxer and security specialist was assaulted before a performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” when an elderly man approached her and karate chopped her in the neck. In an interview with Global News, Aisha Ahmad stated she was sitting with a friend and took a photo of the orchestra without flash, which is allowed. A man sitting nearby approached her, hit her in the neck and told her to put her phone away.
The Metropolitan Opera announced violinist Benjamin Bowman as one of two concertmaster chairs through 2017–18. Bowman joins current MET Opera chair David Chan, who has held the position since 2000. A dual US/Canadian citizen, Bowman has a long history of performing in Canada, with appearances with RCM’s flagship ARC Ensemble, Amici Chamber Ensemble, and the Art Of Time Ensemble.
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