Met musicians play at schools. Why can’t Met Opera do that?main
In the latest post on the Met Orchestra Musicians’ page, horn player Barbara Jöstlein Currie describes how, towards the end of an exhausting season, she and some colleagues put together a chamber ensemble to play Peter and the Wolf in her child’s inner-city public school.
It seems such a natural, such an obvious, thing to do that you wonder why the mighty Metropolitan Opera does not try the same approach in its desperate search for new audiences.
If Peter Gelb would only talk to his musicians instead of threatening them, he might pick up a few good ideas.
Roy Femenella, Barbara JÖstlein Currie, Javier Gandara (Photo: Rob Knopper)