It’s a… It’s a… Look, we don’t know. We just found ourselves outside wearing mismatched shades of black looking for our instruments. Or the concert hall. Or anything that would tell us what’s going on.
Mine is bigger than yours.
(Seriously. The cellist looks more confident than anyone else. Apparently size does matter to this group.)
Perhaps a bassoon mustache?
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Does he juggle, too?
Tip your hat to this piano trio. Maybe their getup will help rope in new audiences.
One look at the design for this CD, and the color drained from his face.
“That’s my wife? …Wow. I, uh, I’m going to sit here and look baffled. And slightly tickled.”
The submitter asks: “Is she playing Debussy or Ravel, by any chance???”
Cue a whole-tone scale, or the music for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe…
… Don’t toot.
The email submitting this photograph read:
Sure, this guy has an impressive biography and discography…but where are his pants? Surely he can afford them. Is he cupping something more than just the bell of his clarinet?
But not too sexy for argyle. Or makeup. Or airbrushing.
Didn’t her mother teach her not to sit like that?
The person who submitted this wrote:
“Aaron Jay Kernis’ face just says, ‘I’ve been left out of this joke but I’m smiling because everybody else is.’ Also: his sweater.”
At least the one knee that we can see. The other leg… well, who knows?
(via @wheresstephane, who asked: “Why would anyone allow this picture of them to be taken, and published?”)
Looks like they were comparing notes.
But not playing any. Because it’s hard to play when you’re draped over the keyboard, overcome with sadness.
And maybe a little color balance.
Here’s a key solution to the perpetual problem of how to identify pianists without pinning them inside the piano.
Finally, Awkward Classical Music Photos meets Awkward Family Photos.
You know, even though they’re all stuck under the piano, they look happy. Except for the one who’s actually in focus.
The reader who submitted this admitted to being one of the people in the photo. The picture was taken for a flyer for an “alternative opera-cabaret-burlesque show.” And it wasn’t Photoshopped.
Just imagine the gossip they’re exchanging so intensely.
One day we’re going to run out of captions, because people keep doing the same awkward things. “Hey! More musicians acting formal except for the fact that they’re hiding their faces behind their instruments!”