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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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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