Mike the Mad Biologist

The NY Times has a hysterical op-ed piece about the Really Terrible Orchestra, which is “an inclusive orchestra for those who really want to play, but who cannot do so very well. Or cannot do so at all, in some cases.” It’s brilliant.


  1. #1 Anon
    March 14, 2008


    Oh, my… they are wonderful! And horrible at the same time! There are sound files at the above link!

  2. #2 Coin
    March 14, 2008

    All I can think of is that song at the end of “The Music Man”.

  3. #3 Immunologist
    March 19, 2008

    I attended many concerts at the middle school level when my children were of that age. Those sound clips brought me back……but of course, the RTO is more polished.

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