Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,
It was wonderful to work with you last night! We were most impressed with your focus, responsiveness, and performance skills in our very first rehearsal of the season. After hearing your auditions, we knew this was going to be a very strong orchestra. And, your work together last night more than exceeded our expectations. This will be an amazing Met in 2022-2023!
Looking ahead to next week’s special sectional session, please come prepared with your questions and instrument-specific issues. We are so excited to have a team of professional musicians to help you! This session next Monday is all about meeting your needs. If you are wondering about any technical or notational aspect of your part following last evening’s reading rehearsal, you can be fairly sure that someone else has that same question. You will gain more out of the sectional if you know what your needs are. And at a minimum, be ready for that small group help to ignite our work together before the next full rehearsal. This will be a SUPER IMPORTANT time for learning from an expert!
Do you have a PENCIL in your folder? If not, be sure to find one before next week. Please, no pencil sharing in Met rehearsals. You need your own!
Here are those YouTube links for our repertoire we sent last week. Please listen and follow along with your part. Knowing ‘how it goes’ is an essential first step as we put the pieces together.
- Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5
- Saint Saens, “Dance Bacchanale” from Samson and Dalilah
- Jarre, Overture to Lawrence of Arabia
- Nelson, Jubilee
Have a great week!
Mr. John Emanuelson (JohnEmanuelson@myso.org)
Mr. Jon Winkle (firstname.lastname@example.org)