There they are. Those seventy or ninety or two hundred (if it's the movies) happy members of the symphony. Such ensemble, such beauty, such romance. In An Adult Guide to the Orchestra, Juilliard-trained violinist Sheldon Kurland takes a hilariously close look at these musicians and the instruments they play. From the much maligned violists to the quirky habits of conductors, each member of the orchestra is explained in detail, accompanied by delightful, light-hearted illustrations. Kurland's first-chair seat gives him the perfect perspective to cast a humorous light on serious music. Perfect for the aspiring musician, the seasoned professional, or any classical music lover, An Adult Guide to the Orchestra is a small gift book that will sell 1,243,789 copies plus three to trombone and viola players.