The Answers To Yesterday’s Quiz

Based on the flood of email, it seems that more than a few readers enjoyed the “Simpsonized” versions of famous classical music composers and one education director wrote in wondering if they could incorporate the characters into an education program…

I don’t know how much luck you would have trying to use “Simpsonized” composers in education efforts (would that classify as crossover?) but it’s fun to think about. Nevertheless, without further hesitations, here are the results to who’s who:


OK, I admit to drawing the beret on Richard myself – but it’s amazing just how much it added.

This is the one I thought didn’t quite look like the composer, the mustache just didn’t turn out.



About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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