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San Francisco Symphony announces Orchestra Personnel Updates for the 2017–18 season

September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

We look forward to seeing you back in Davies Symphony Hall next week as we begin the 2017–18 Season! In advance of the exciting season to come, here is an update of changes to the Orchestra’s roster for the coming year.

Orchestra Personnel Updates for 2017–18

1st Violin: 
Mark Volkert will retire after the opening week concerts.

Daniel Gregory Smith will begin his Audition Year as Associate Principal Bass.

James Button will begin his Audition Year as Associate Principal Oboe.

Daniel Hawkins will begin his Audition Year as Utility Horn.

Raymond Riccomini will fill the position of Acting Associate Principal Trumpet as a one-year sub.

Nick Platoff will begin his Probationary Year as Associate Principal Trombone.

We are concluding our Assistant Librarian audition in October of 2017, and will have more information about how the position of Assistant Librarian will be filled at the conclusion of that audition process.

Please don’t hesitate to let one of us know if you have any questions about this. We appreciate all the great work you do, and look forward to seeing and working with you this season!

With best wishes,
Oliver Theil, Robin Freeman, You You Xia, and Tatyana Filatova
SF Symphony PR Team

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