By Anonymous - 11/9/2020 00:02 - Greece - Thessaloniki

On the beat

Today, in my orchestra, I was one of the 2 instruments that starts first. The conductor raised his hands, but while I was waiting for the preparatory beats, I blinked. When I opened my eyes, the conductor had already started. I started late, in front of a thousand people. The conductor is still angry with me. FML
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By  Sara Niemantsverdriet  |  6

Blinking doesn't last long enough to miss an entrance cue, especially at the start of a piece because the conductor will generally give several beats... You just weren't paying attention. Speaking as a professional musician here...

By  Brittney Rauckhorst  |  15

You had one job

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By  Sara Niemantsverdriet  |  6

Blinking doesn't last long enough to miss an entrance cue, especially at the start of a piece because the conductor will generally give several beats... You just weren't paying attention. Speaking as a professional musician here...

By  Brittney Rauckhorst  |  15

You had one job