Fausto and Mariposita were in the Cornelius Cornwall Thornbottom Hall for Fine Classical and Operatic Musics, listening to a lil chamber orchestra perform Ludwig Rainier Maria Von Trilke’s Trillepathy for Several Seasons, the Devil’s Repose in the Angel’s Desert Campground; Sonata in Q Diagonal Majorus-Metti-Minorus, Third through Three Hundred-and-Thirty-Third movements, Adante Allegroza, Bellisima.
The conductor, Maestro Don Ricardo Rigatonni-Rodriguez-Madera-Von-Trilke De La Vazquez-Velazquez-Solsona-Rosales-Chinaski-Ben-Salad-Al-Assad-Wong (B.K.A. Lil Ricky) was a distant relative of the composer through a complicated multinational lineage too tedious to recount here. Needless to say he was a real rockstar, an infamous character in the parlors of the elite, eliciting mixed, but always relatively animated, reactions when brought up in conversation.
The players were as follows:
Piano: Esmerelda Perron-Loch
Violin (First Chair): Pema Fofang
Violin (Second Chair): Dill Purtains
Violin (Third Chair): Deseret Yukio
Viola (First Chair): Pantera Zhou
Viola (Second Chair): Roy Rogers (no relation)
Cello: Marcello Limoncello
Double Bass: Winton Seraphim
Flute (First Chair): Sammy Sosa (no relation)
Flute (Second Chair): Chinga Tumadre
Flute (Third Chair): Ladybird Los Angeles
Pan Pipes: Sun Kim
Vibraphone: Mark Ling
The Pain: Error Terror
The Joys (First Chair): Cheepie McBride
The Joys (Second Chair): Yogi Zero
Clarinet (First Chair): Sally Jessie Donatello
Clarinet (Second Chair): Courtney Kota
Trumpet (First Chair): Jinx Anime
Trumpet (Second Chair): Donald Quarter
Tuba: Bill Bint
Paradox (First Chair): Reginald Singh
Paradox (Second Chair): Yun-Yi Liu
Timpani: Velma Pantooey
Cymbals: Church John Chunk
Watermelon Slice (First Chair): Fausto Fausto
Watermelon Slice (Second Chair): Fausto Fausto
The symphony lasted 44 hours of pure mind boggling sublime metanoia and in the final seconds of the final minute of the final hour, Fausto Fausto & Fausto Fausto, seated across each other at a wooden table set with a glass of vapor distilled holy water holding two sunflowers, lifted their triangular watermelon slices in unison and ate them.
Fausto watched rapt from the audience, tears rolling down his face. Mariposita, who had fallen asleep on his shoulder, woke up and politely clapped.