11.9.22 Note

Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,

It was great getting back to work on new music this past Monday. We appreciate your effort and undaunted energy as we jumped into the new challenges (and rewards!) our repertoire will present. Even though our sounds weren’t always ‘beautiful’ during our reading rehearsal, we were glad for your positive and fearless attitude. We will climb the musical mountain together in our remaining 10 Monday rehearsals!

Special appreciation to our wind and percussion musicians for dealing with the Wagner sheet music errors! Thank you for your flexibility. We will have the correct parts for Elsa’s Procession next week and will distribute a different Introduction to Act III of Lohengrin during break. We are also hoping to find an enhanced trumpet part for Elsa’s Procession in the near future, too.

Clarinets, be sure to investigate access to an A clarinet instrument. We have reached out to MYSO to see what our options are, but this will be important to figure out ASAP.

This week, the best thing you could do is to listen and follow along with your music to our new repertoire. We won’t perform the Tchaikovsky until April, but it is a pretty big project. The Wagner pieces and the Vaughan Williams are for February.

We are confident these pieces will come together on that timeline with your individual effort and regular participation in our Monday rehearsals together. Coming to rehearsal each week is essential! Here is a copy of the Met calendar sheet to help you be organized and plan your activities and choices.

Have a great week!

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

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