Remembering Richard Horowitz

Remembering Richard Horowitz

On Monday, November 2nd, 2015, former Principal Timpanist Richard Horowitz passed away at the age of 91. He was the MET Orchestra’s longest-serving member - indeed, his 66 year career was one of the longest of any orchestral musician on record. His section-mates remember him with the following tributes.

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YOUR Stories: Cheating Death in a Blizzard...with Opera

YOUR Stories: Cheating Death in a Blizzard...with Opera

It was about 11:40 PM on Saturday night, May 3rd, 2014, and the sweat was already beading up on my forehead. We had just finished our eighth performance of Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, and Maestro Levine had just left the pit, flashing me his signature thumbs-up and ear-to-ear grin. As I quickly packed away all of my timpani gear - mallets, drums, and hitty-thing accoutrements - the next phase of the evening had already started without me.

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