Friday, March 7, 2014
Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall if you're a dog!
A: Learn to bark and stay silent on command!
OK, it's not Carnegie Hall, but if your dog is obedient and a particularly melodic barker — and, presumably, can stand to be in the middle of the din of a symphony orchestra — it could get a spot performing at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's June 9 performance at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
A form is available here to start the ball rolling — you'll have to post on Youtube a clip of your dog proving itself on a few commands. (Yes, you theoretically could use slick editing to make your dog look better than it is. But that would only last until the in-person, er, in-dog audition, which would weed out the cheaters.)
FYI, it's for a piece by Leopold Mozart that seems to take cues from a hunt — it's not an arrangement of The Barking Dogs' "Jingle Bells."