"Well, folks, looks like we're going to be together here for a bit, so how about each of you turning to your neighbor and saying 'Howdy'?"
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Top-Echelon Shakeup: Zubin Mehta to Chrysler, Lee Iacocca to the Philharmonic
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"From the top - 'Watermelon Man.' Let's sock it out and give Mrs. Ritterhouse a chance to really cook!"
"O.K., next time around let's ease up on the vibrato."
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"Rehearsal's off! Our first violinist was apprehended early this morning poaching clams in Great South Bay! The authorities have confiscated her rake and long tongs!"
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"I've always wanted to go to consecutive performances of the same symphony led by different conductors - you know what I mean?"
"....you there, start playing! Now! Yes, great, keep playing! Now you! Yes, you! The oboe! Go! Now! Great!"
"They'll be expecting adagio. Go with the allegro."
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"I won't lie to you.Chopin's 'Funeral March' is a bad sign."
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"Welcome to an evening of doo-wop! Just kidding, folks. Now for the Berlioz."
"Take it from the beginning. Act One. 'Gypsy.' 'May We Entertain You?' And this time, Mrs. Ritterhouse, without the Baby June split."
"That's Dr. Cray conducting research."
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"Metro-North is proud to announce that this morning's trains are running on or close to schedule. The eight-oh-two, however, is not among them."
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"You don't need to conduct me so hard-I'm right here."
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A conductor bows while a one-man-band sits, exhausted.
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"As if your first clapping faux pas wasn't egregious enough."
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An old-time engineer enters the cockpit on a flight.
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"It's the new union rule - we have to provide cots for them if they have more than 8 bars rest."
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"I'm going to need even less tuba."
"Your scheme will never work! I'm the conductor."