Early Saturday morning, I received a pleasant Visio-related suprise.
Tired as I was, it was great to see that concert organizers were using Visio plans to layout the stage for our upcoming performance!
When I showed up at the Gasteig performing arts center early Saturday morning for our final dress rehearsal, the folks in charge of logistics were dutifully following a Visio plan that covered every detail of how the stage should be setup.
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In case you didn’t know, Visio Guy plays trombone with the TT Orchestra & Singers. They are a group of jovial amateur musicians in Munich, Germany who have decided not to let all that practicing they did as kids go to waste. The group is English-speaking, and has quite a few members who are expats living in the greater Munich area. If you are interested in what the TTers are up to, you can follow us on facebook.
We were dress-rehearsing for our big summer concert. This was one of the advertisements:
Not a bad program, eh?
The Visio user made clever use of the Paper tray shape to represent music stands:
You can find the Paper tray on the Maps & Floorplans > Building Plan > Office Accessories stencil.
This is what those “paper trays” look like in real life:
A number of orchestra members needed to switch positions for certain choir numbers. Some of the players are also singers, and others needed to switch instruments. The dashed pathways were lain out to show where space needed to be available for musicians to walk:
One of the choir members needs a walker to get around. Since the stage had three levels of risers, we needed to make sure she could get to her position. The Warning sign and Handicap symbols were used to call attention to this on the Visio plan. You can find these shapes on the Visio Extras > Symbols stencil.
On Saturday evening, the performance went on without a hitch. The well-organized stage played a big part in this. We had quite a bit of fun performing, and the audience rather liked it too!
If you are interested in downloading the Visio file, please let us know by leaving a comment below!
And if you are coming to the Munich area in the future, be sure to check out the orchestra-and-singer’s web site to see if we’ve got any upcoming performances!