IN REMEMBRANCE... A YEAR LATER
March 12, 2021 marks a year since we all last worked at the Metropolitan Opera. Today we remember those whom we have lost, especially our beloved Joel... We miss you… This photo was taken after the final Cenerentola cover run on March 11, 2020, his last rehearsal at the Met… RIP
To celebrate his life and work let us all enjoy a short excerpt of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony conducted by Joel in Lake Tahoe.
Tchaikovsky. Symphony #5, Excerpt
From Cindy Rhys, Joel’s wife...
Joel was very proud to be a member of the MET Music Staff - to work daily on the world's most beautiful music with brilliant colleagues who bring the best of music, heart, and soul to each production. Please allow me to give my personal thanks to the members of the Staff. These last 12 months were proof positive that the Music Staff is filled not only with tremendously gifted musicians, but also with deeply caring and immensely kind humans. Their support is a gift, and their connection and comfort were and continue to be sustaining for me. Thank you all for your beautiful words and thoughts, and for continuing to honor Joel's memory. I am forever grateful.
This week we remember Joel and his family, Cindy and Shira...