Stepping In At the MET

In my previous post, I talked with the members of the MET Orchestra about the unique challenges that playing opera presents to percussionists and timpanists.  What does all that mean for a freelancer who is called in to play extra or fill in on a handful of performances during a run — Or maybe even just one performance of something at the very last minute?

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The Percussionists and Timpanists of the MET Orchestra On Playing Opera vs. Symphonic Repertoire

The Percussionists and Timpanists of the MET Orchestra On Playing Opera vs. Symphonic Repertoire

What are some of the differences and unique challenges of playing timpani and percussion in opera vs. symphonic repertoire?  Let's ask the timpanists and percussionists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to find out!

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If I Were At PASIC ...

If I Were At PASIC ...

I imagine that many of you are reading this are just arriving in Indianapolis for PASIC 2014.  Unfortunately, I can’t be there this year — I’m happily working because of those who can be there! — but I’ve looked over the schedule of performances and clinics to figure out what I would see if I were there.  Click to find out!

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