My friend Mike and I saw the Mahler 7th at the San Francisco Symphony last night (more about that in another posting). Playing the solos very well indeed and sitting where we'd expect the principal violist to sit was a violist we'd never seen before. She wasn't listed in the program, either.
I asked him about her between movements and then said "I wonder if she's a candidate for Geraldine's spot."
Anyone know who she is?
Update with The Answer: Her name is Katie Kadarauch and she is a candidate for the principal viola position.