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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

San Francisco Symphony Personnel Changes for 2016-17

Received today:

2nd Violin:    Helen Kim will begin her Audition Year as Associate Principal Second Violin.

Bass:              Lee Philip will fill the position of Acting Associate Principal Bass as a one-year sub.

Oboe:              Chris Gaudi will continue as Acting Associate Principal Oboe as a one-year sub.

Horn:               Jeff Garza will fill the position of Acting Utility Horn as a one-year sub.

Trumpet:          Doug Carlsen will fill the position of Acting Associate Principal Trumpet as a one-year sub.

Trombone:       Nick Platoff will begin his Audition Year as Associate Principal Trombone.

Timpani:          Ed Stephan will begin his Audition Year as Principal Timpani.

Library:            Dan Ferreira will begin his Probationary Year as Assistant Librarian.

"Audition year" means that you have passed the audition phase and are in what has mostly been called a "probationary year:" The orchestra and player are trying each other out, and the orchestra can let the player go at the end of the year. The player can also decide the orchestra is a poor fit and, if he or she is on leave from another orchestra, return to that orchestra.

You can expect to see another round of auditions coming up for those positions that currently have one-year substitutes.

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