Pierrot Lunaire: Cuddling with Skeletons?!

Pierrot Lunaire: Cuddling with Skeletons?!

On Sunday, November 16, the MET Chamber Ensemble will perform a program at Carnegie Hall that includes Schoenberg's expressionist masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire. MET Orchestra Concertmaster David Chan recently sat down with soprano Kiera Duffy, who will be singing this massive score, to discuss her start in modern music and what inspires and challenges her in this particular piece.

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season with the MET Orchestra!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season with the MET Orchestra!

We are unbelievably excited to be back. This is our first week of preseason, which means that we're rehearsing Le Nozze di Figaro and our first Carnegie Hall concert with our music director, James Levine. This author will be playing cymbals on Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

To celebrate the upcoming season, we've worked with the great opera magazine Opera21 to create an amazing issue features us, the MET Orchestra Musicians! 

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Reading Between the Notes

Reading Between the Notes

What goes through the minds of the individual members of an orchestra while they’re performing? To find out, I sat down with six MET Orchestra Musicians to discuss a particular passage they variously described as “some of the most beautiful music ever written,” “a thrilling culmination of everything that comes before,” and “one of the moments that remind me why I became a musician.”

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