If the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra sounds unusually robust this fall, Yannick Nezet-Seguin may be at least partly responsible. He has taken up the challenge from Met trombonist Weston Sprott to do 22 pushups daily in a charity event to raise PTSD awareness among veterans.
That's no big deal for him. The 41-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra music director, who was recently appointed to the Metropolitan Opera, has long been a fitness nut and is often seen on his Facebook page in workout clothes. But less visible orchestra members might do well to follow his lead.