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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Auditioning for the MET Orchestra

Auditioning for the MET Orchestra

Every orchestra uses a slightly different system to make sure that they find the right person for the job, and to make that process as painless as possible for both auditioner and auditionee. The MET Orchestra is no exception. We take a great deal of pride in running the fairest, most effective auditions we can. I sat down with Rob Knopper, percussionist, and Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinetist, to discuss their experiences in this unique system of interviewing for a dream job.

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