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Monday, September 21, 2015

Personnel Changes, San Francisco Symphony



A press release from SFS contains information about personnel changes this season:
  • Eugene Izotov joins the orchestra as principal oboe.
  • Chris Gaudi continues as acting associate oboe, as a one-year substitute.
  • Dan Carlson has received tenure as principal second violin. 
  • Paul Brancato continues as acting associate principal second violin. Members of the section will rotate as acting assistant principal. 
  • Sarah Knutson continues as a one-year substitute member of the second violin section.
  •  SFS principal bass Scott Pingel is on a partial leave of absence this season to teach at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
  • Associate principal bass Larry Epstein retired at the end of the 2014-15 season, after 41 years with the Orchestra. 
  • Jeremy Kurtz-Harris, principal bass of the San Diego Symphony, will fill the position of acting associate principal bass, as a one year substitute.
  • Mark Grisez continues as acting associate principal trumpet, as a one-year substitute.
  • Tim Owner continues as acting associate principal trombone, as a one-year substitute.
  • Michael Israelievitch will fill the position of acting principal timpani, as a one-year substitute. (I loved Israelievitch when he filled in for a couple of concerts in the 2012-13 season, including David Robertson's Carter/Gershwin/Ravel program.)

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