The Alessis and the Met: A Family Affair

The Alessis and the Met: A Family Affair

Joseph Alessi, the distinguished principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, is renowned throughout the world as one of the preeminent orchestral musicians of our time. What is less well-known, however, is that his parents first met when they were both performers at the Met. The Alessi family's roots at the Met, however, don't end there.

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From South Africa with Love

From South Africa with Love

In March, while the MET Orchestra was performing Wozzeck, Werther, The Enchanted Island, and Prince Igor, Principal Trumpet Billy Hunter and trombonist Weston Sprott took on an additional project: hosting two student musicians from South Africa for ten days through a program that Weston inspired called the 10x10 Scholarship.

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