Please enjoy the next video in our series of masterclasses given by MET Orchestra Musicians in collaboration with Festival Napa Valley. Today’s class features Evan Epifanio, principal bassoon and Anton Rist, principal clarinet.
This masterclass series was founded and organized by MET Orchestra Musician Stephanie Mortimore, principal piccolo as a tribute to Joel Revzen who passed away from complications related to CoVid-19 this summer. Joel was an assistant conductor at the Met Opera for over 20 years and was instrumental in creating Festival Orchestra Napa and was a beloved faculty member of the Blackburn Music Academy at Festival Napa Valley. These classes were created for the students who couldn’t participate in the festival because of the pandemic.