From the Stage to the Pit

From the Stage to the Pit

The Metropolitan Opera season goes from September to May, with no break except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, with each musician playing four performances per week of some 25-30 operas per season. So why would anyone who had a "regular" job in a symphony orchestra chose to move to an opera orchestra, and more specifically, the MET Orchestra?

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One (Singular Sensation)

One (Singular Sensation)

Earlier this year, our blog featured a riveting account of the MET Orchestra’s audition process - an exciting, high-stakes competition. But what happens after the audition is over, especially if winning means joining one of the string sections? How is playing in a section different from playing as a soloist? How do players learn to perform so well together?

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