Mystery score

Mystery score

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Stage at SFS

Some personnel notes, with thanks to SFS Communications for providing the information -

  • Jeremy Epp, who is a substitute, was the excellent timpanist for Herbert Blomstedt's two programs. It'll be interesting to see who is on stage this week for Christoph Eschenbach.
  • Stephanie McNab played third flute and piccolo in the bang-up Nielsen Fifth last week. Her usual gig is flute & piccolo with the San Francisco Opera orchestra.
  • Chris Gaudi will play principal oboe for the nonce. Auditions for principal oboe haven't been scheduled yet. (You can check the schedule of planned auditions here.)

6 comments:

CK Dexter Haven said...

Regarding the SFS Principal Percussion chair:

Word on the street a few months ago was that among the candidates being given trials w/ the orchestra would be Trey Wyatt (Current SFS musician and, I believe, Acting Principal since Jack van Geem retired) and Jacob Nissly (Principal Percussionist w/ the Cleveland Orchestra).

Well, if you go on the Cleveland Orchestra webpage, you'll see that Mr. Nissly is still on their official roster; however, you'll also see this:
Cleveland Orchestra Auditions: Principal Percussion

I'd file this under "Things that you make you go hmmmm . . ."

CK Dexter Haven said...

Speaking of official orchestra rosters, what is up w/ Bob Ward NOT showing up on the SFS online roster? There's a generic grey icon where his picture should be and his name is not listed . . . .

Did I miss something?

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Lisa Hirsch said...

That's bizarre about Ward. He was in the last program i attended; I'll have to check the program to see if he has disappeared. I think a web site glitch is more likely.

Now THAT is interesting about the principal percussion spot. I though there was no winner of the auditions held a few months ago. HOWEVER, the audition page doesn't list any upcoming percussion auditions.

HOWEVER, it has a couple of interesting items; I'll put up a blog posting momentarily.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Also missing from the web roster is Nadya Tichman, the associate concertmaster, and I believe we would have heard about it if she were going anywhere.

CK Dexter Haven said...

Yes, one would think/hope.

Look forward to seeing your post.

Lisa Hirsch said...

It's up. :)