When I looked at the kitty orchestra I realized I was missing the all so important strings. Started putting together the list of what I’d like to see. I have to confess, this is where I became a bit obsessed. I started including more than what the classical orchestra would call for. However, the kitties are eccentric enough as it is, so why couldn’t I keep turning up the volume?

 Double bass
Double bass

With the very composed double bass player providing the base. Don’t let his looks fool you though, he is one hell of a jazz musician- He will rock you in your chairs!

Gibson Flying V
Gibson Flying V

My husband suggested to add a rocker to the group, and he is right! Why couldn’t classical and rock music live together in beautiful harmony? In fact, the music I’m imagining would not be the same without this kitty’s prickly personality.

Hurdy-gurdy
Hurdy-gurdy

And this is what happens when the musician gets distracted and starts fooling around during concert. Ouch!

Sitar
Sitar

I was listening to a recording of a live performance of Ravi Shankar while I was drawing these kitties. At first the sitar was not even an instrument that I considered. At the end, however, as in a trance, this kitty was born. Talk about  being under the music’s hypnotic power!

Violin
Violin

I know the classical orchestra has a concert master, usually the head of the violin section. But seeing these unruly kitties actually makes me wonder if any of them is up for the job. I’ll have to look for a replacement.

7-banjo
Banjo

Even if he is the grumpiest of the bunch, the banjo player can still deliver speed and dynamics that will be hard to follow and will take the audience’s breath away. A quick trip to the Wild West will give the music the extra spice it needs. OK, if it is too hot for you, we can talk about toning down the Tabasco a notch.

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