A discussion with orchestra friends raised the vexed (and little treated) question of podiatric etiquette. What should players wear on their feet, for comfort and elegance, in both rehearsal and concert? Which would you say is the best (and worst) shod orchestra on the world?
Do send in some pictures*.
This, for instance, is orchestra wear in Charlotte, North Carolina.
These, apparently, were seen in a BBC Symphony orchestra concert.
This is the Wroclaw Philharmonic (Poland), definitely a no-no.
Not sure about these: Eduardo Marturet wears specially donated Donald Pliner shoes while conducting the Miami MISO. They look like carpet slippers.
Are those two-tones in Philly?
And there’s more here. Including socks.
*send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org