2/17 Note

Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,

The orchestra took another big step forward this past Monday! Good job both in and out of rehearsal. We had complete run-throughs of the Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, and the Beach Gaelic Symphony took a significant step forward, too.

We are just where we want to be heading into the biggest and most exciting week of the season for the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Our clinicians enjoyed being a part of this process these past two weeks and were quite complimentary of your focus and commitment.

As you know, we will be seeing a lot of each other next week. Please review:

  • Monday:rehearsal at MYAC (6:30 – 9 pm)
  • Thursday:Community Concerts and warm-up rehearsal (all school day)
  • Saturday:rehearsal at MYAC (10 am – 12 noon)
  • Sunday:dress rehearsal (11 am – 12:30 pm); concert (3 pm) – both at Marcus Center/Uihlein Hall

There will be an amazing amount of growth from these experiences. And, we get to perform live again, in front of several appreciative audiences! After all the disruptions and losses we have experienced over the past two years, let’s treasure the value and fun that playing music live offers us all. These are special and meaningful experiences, and we are glad to be sharing them with you and your families.

A word about the Community Concerts. This is not an optional day for Met musicians. Participating in these activities is an important part of your commitment to your orchestra. We know you will miss a day of school to make these concerts happen. But you will learn and grow from our work together on this day, too. These concerts are also a critical aspect of MYSO’s broader mission–to share your talents and work with a diverse audience in the metro-Milwaukee area.

Please be sure you have turned in your parent permission form. This can be done electronically here. If, for some reason, you do NOT expect to participate on Thursday, you still need to submit the form to the MYSO office. We need to know what to expect. Not showing up without notifying us in advance is not acceptable.

Have a great week. Practice and lock in those few remaining rough spots. Be ready for a very fun and rewarding week of Met just around the corner!

Mr. John Emanuelson (johnemanuelson@myso.org)

Mr. Jonathan Winkle (winkle@uwm.edu)

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