Okay, One Final A Christmas Carol Reference…

Compared to yesterday’s post on A Christmas Carol: The Concert, today’s version decidedly falls under the heading “and now for something completely different…” A Klingon Christmas Carol. Granted, Joe Patti beat me here with his post from 12/23/13 but when it comes to Trek, the more the merrier.

http://youtu.be/WwH67UG7Os4

And if the business weren’t small enough already, the score for A Klingon Christmas Carol was composed by this month’s Giving Program recipient Jon Silpayamanant. Makes Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon look like child’s play, doesn’t it?

Postscript: here’s one final Trek related classical music nugget. Happy holidays!

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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