05: Joseph Anderer: Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
2020 Sep 221h 11m 57s
Today you'll get to meet Joseph Anderer, recently retired Principal Horn of our Met Orchestra. Joe began his Met career in 1984 and has served many roles, including as acting Principal Horn, Second horn, Third horn, and ultimately was appointed Principal Horn by James Levine in 2003, a position he held until this season in 2020. In his spare time, Joe was Principal Horn of Orchestra St. Luke's (for 46 years!) where he is a founding member. He has had an AMAZINGLY illustrious career, and I had a blast listening to all of his stories and advice! In this episode, Joe tells us about his childhood, his upbringing in Philly, schooling at Juilliard, and living in NYC. He spoils us with the greatest stories from his careers both as a freelancer in NYC for 14 years, AND as an orchestral musician at the MET for 36 years & at OSL for 46 years. Did you know how serious he is about his coffee? And that his cousin is the chef/owner at Anton's on Hudson Street? I am honored to speak with Joe today, and can’t wait for you to meet him. Join us!