What the internet wants to know about your orchestra

What the internet wants to know about your orchestra


norman lebrecht

February 21, 2015

Why are trombonists hot? Are cello players good in bed? What do oboe players earn?

Ricky O’Bannon of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has collated Google’s most-asked questions about orchestras and created an infographic, published below and (larger) here.

infographic orchestra


  • Anne says:

    Tried to find the answers in Walter Piston’s book without success.

  • Art Serating says:

    Trombonists are ‘hot’ because they know all seven positions.

  • Anon says:

    I see they missed a few interesting ones about oboe players. “Oboe players brain damage” is a popular search. Also “oboists are weird”.

  • Alberto Martinez says:

    Why flute players stand on one leg ? Only Ian Anderson stand on one leg !!!Thanks Jethro Tull

  • Janis says:

    Took a look at “why are harpists” and the result was pretty much what you’d expect:

    why are harpists always female
    why are there no male harpists

    *chuckles* Ah, but there are …