Category: Metropolitan

12.20.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, Thank you for a productive and well-attended final rehearsal for 2023! We are at the halfway point in our preparation for the February performance of our program (Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and Arnold) and we are in pretty good shape, as an orchestra. UPCOMING REHEARSALS & GOALS Our rehearsal schedule is going to become

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11.21.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, Congratulations on a fantastic start on our next concert cycle! It feels good to get through the sight-reading part of this process, and now we can start digging into our parts, especially those passages that you just can’t read through at tempo. We know you will love learning our new music over the

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11.07.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, Congratulations! Congratulations on delivering a truly excellent and special performance at Play Your Part this past weekend! We are really proud of your work that led up to the concert, and then that ‘extra gear’ of focus you found to take our music-making to the next level. What a fantastic start to

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10.31.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, It’s Concert Week!   We are very much looking forward to that final burst of concentration and preparation from you on Sunday. Performances always bring out the best in a well-prepared orchestra. We are confident that your work up to this point will serve as a great foundation for a meaningful and memorable Play Your

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10.25.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, Thank you for a very well-attended and highly- focused rehearsal this week. I appreciated your energy and close attention to detail, and also for your flexibility in South Pacific, where you had to adjust to slight differences in conducting gesture and tempos from what you have seen from Mr. Winkle. Your openness to these

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10.18.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, One of the special positives of having two directors in Met is our split rehearsal Monday! We hope that you found your session as a wind or percussion musician with Mr. Winkle, or the all-strings session with Mr. E, to be helpful and also time efficient. We love the flexibility when we

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10.10.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, It was really evident to us–and we hope to you too–that our orchestra took a very nice step forward since our last full rehearsal together! We believe that your work with our clinicians during those special sessions–along with your individual practice at home–has made this difference. Thank you for your focus and

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10.03.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, We trust you found your sectional session yesterday to be helpful and inspiring. We were excited about the team of professionals MYSO assembled to work with you, and it seemed to us that everyone was productive and engaged in the learning process. We are looking forward to hearing the growth in your

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9.26.23 Note

Dear Metropolitan Musician, We hope you felt positive about our progress together on Monday! We are now well on the other side of the sight-reading process! We are pleased that so many of you have obviously spent that critical time individually to become more familiar with our challenging repertoire, both physically on your instrument, and

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