Humans of the MET: Nancy Wu and Leigh Mesh

Humans of the MET:  Nancy Wu and Leigh Mesh

MET Orchestra violist Katherine Anderson has been interviewing orchestra members to capture a snapshot of the many personalities of the Met as they talk about their lives both in and out of music. Here she speaks with the husband-and-wife duo of Associate Concertmaster Nancy Wu and Acting Principal Bass Leigh Mesh. Nancy and Leigh joined the Orchestra in 1988 and 1993, respectively.

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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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