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The MET Orchestra Musicians are excited to announce our new series of virtual masterclasses in association with Festival Napa Valley. The masterclasses took place this summer in lieu of Festival Napa Valley’s in-person Blackburn Music Academy. The 10-part series of masterclasses was taught, produced and edited by an entirely volunteer team of MET Orchestra Musicians...
Current members of the MET Orchestra #Bass Section have recorded this piece in honor of our two recently retired colleagues, Charlie Urbont and Jeremy McCoy. The group writes: “We have missed Charlie in the pit everyday since his retirement before the pandemic, and things will certainly be very different without Jeremy. In addition to a...
Many of the musicians in question have families to support, including principal flute, Chelsea Knox. She tells Classic FM: “I gave birth during the final performance at The Met on 11 March, 2020. I had only just received tenure for my job in the spring of 2019 and for me the Met Orchestra is my dream...
Meet Katherine Fong, who is a huge inspiration for all of us! Please enjoy as she walks us through some of her favorite MET moments, as well as what she misses most about playing at the MET. For the full length interview and a look into the lives of other MET Orchestra Musicians, be sure...
Pedro Diaz, oboist and English hornist of the MET orchestra, shares highlights from the MET Orchestra Musicians’ performance on the grounds of Lincoln Center as part of a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of New York. Please enjoy these excerpts from works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Poulenc.
Enjoy this #METOrchestraMusicians performance from the recent food drive at Lincoln Center, NYC
Joseph Anderer, recently retired Principal Horn of the MET Orchestra, shares some hilarious moments he has witnessed over the course of his career in a conversation with MET violinist Julia Choi. For the full length interview and a look into the lives of other MET Orchestra Musicians, be sure to check out Julia’s new podcast,...
It’s time to meet another MET Musician! Principal Trumpet Billy Hunter has some fascinating stories to tell, such as playing a concert with Desmond Tutu and meeting Dr. Cornel West. Billy has been a member of many orchestras including the New World Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra, and he recently accepted an offer...
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