Dear Metropolitan Musician,
What a wonderful ‘kick off’ to our 2023-24 season yesterday! We were thrilled to work with you, finally, after the auditions and logistics necessary to get us to this point of actually making music together. We hope you also felt the excitement and energy you ALL brought to our rehearsal, and are sharing our feeling that this is going to be a very special year for MYSO Metropolitan Symphony!
Of course, a lot of the work that will be done between now and our first performance on Sunday, November 5 (Play Your Part, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield) is up to you. Yesterday, we ‘got through’ the repertoire, but the rewarding process of actually making music together cannot happen without your individual work at home. With only six rehearsals remaining, your practicing and listening at home will be absolutely essential in this process!
A couple of quick points
- Don’t forget to bring a PENCIL to each rehearsal. This is required music equipment, just as critical to your success as bringing your instrument!
- Please arrive no later than 6:20 pm to rehearsal. You need time to unpack, settle in, and get yourself warmed up for the start of our time together.
Here is a calendar showing the upcoming rehearsals, our sectional, and other important upcoming Met attendance expectations. We will also provide you with a hard copy of this document at our next rehearsal. Thank you for integrating these dates with your family’s calendar and the other commitments you have in your busy life.
Here are links to good performances of our repertory. Listening to these recordings while following along with your music is a very effective way to get your ears involved and educated for faster learning.
- Nicolai, The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
- Williams, “Princess Leia’s Theme”
- Hammerstein, South Pacific Suite
We are excited to hear your growth when we see you again on Monday, September 18. Have a great week!
Mr. John Emanuelson (JohnEmanuelson@myso.org)
Mr. Jon Winkle (email@example.com)