From Wednesday, October 10, 2018, published in the Opinion Section of the New York Times, both online and in print ~ To the Editor: Re “In Praise of Mediocrity,” by Tim Wu (Sunday Review, Sept. 30): As the founder, director and conductor of the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra, I found Tim Read more…
AUGUST SUMMER MUSIC We’re into August and a highly anticipated week of TACO summer fun! We’ll gather on Sunday, August 5th from 2 to 5 pm at the LAYC to get comfortable with a set-list of familiar favorites. Our usual format including music and appetizers, we’ll play through 12 tunes and Read more…
We have launched a fundraiser to support the orchestra! We envision a cookbook full of delicious recipes and look forward to your contributions. Send in your family favorites and recipes that you associate with holidays, music and life events. Invite your family and friends to contribute to our (more…)
We host our annual Holiday Sing-Along following our rehearsal on Sunday, Nov. 26th. The community is invited to join us for this festive launch to the holiday season, from 4 to 5 pm, followed with cider and cookies. We’ll play medleys of Christmas carols, Hannukah tunes, including secular and popular Read more…
Someone once told me that you couldn’t get grant money just to have fun. I’ve had to move beyond describing TACO as “fun” and actually describe what we do that is musically, intellectually and emotionally important.
I know deeply there is enormous value in what we do by gathering to play music for the joy of making it together. I call that “fun!” I have struggled to (more…)
Another year ’round and it’s time again to welcome the holiday season!
TACO will host a free community holiday sing-along the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Bring your friends and family for some fun singing. We’ll provide lyrics to sing along with the orchestra. Together we’ll play Christmas music, a new Hannukah medley, tunes from John Lennon and George (more…)
A warm, sunny evening, children playing and people wandering the streets, bright umbrellas and colorful Adirondack chairs were the backdrop for the orchestra setting up on the green. August’s First Friday coincided with (more…)
The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) will join other musicians filling the streets of Los Altos with live music on First Friday, August 5th. TACO brings their fun and light-hearted approach to the 3rd Street Green (between State Street and the North Parking Plaza). (more…)