11.22.22 Note

Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,

Thank you for a demanding, but productive, rehearsal this week. We appreciate that this type of detailed work isn’t always “fun,” but we need to plow through the early stages of work on our music before we can have more expressive, higher-level rehearsals down the road. Please don’t get discouraged! We are absolutely confident that the Met Orchestra will grow and rise to the challenges our new repertoire is presenting. This effort will be worth it!

Of course, you can help this process along individually by identifying those tricky passages and getting the music into your ear and fingers. Many of us are still learning the hard parts in rehearsal. We need you to do some of this work at home to get us to that expressive, music-making part of the process sooner.

We do have a sectional coming up on Monday, December 5. Please use your home practicing, and also our rehearsal together after Thanksgiving, to identify the places you will want help.

Strings, be sure you dig into Tchaik “E” & “O” ASAP. “How fast will it go?” How fast can you play it? Practice slowly; learn fast. But start NOW!

Have a well-deserved and restful/healthy Thanksgiving break. We are very thankful for the opportunity to make music together in the Metropolitan Orchestra!


Mr. John Emanuelson (JohnEmanuelson@myso.org)
Mr. Jon Winkle (winkle@uwm.edu)

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