Associate Principal, Peter Pastreich Chair

SFS member since: 1980

Hometown:  Apalachin, NY

Music schools you attended: Cleveland Institute of Music, California Institute of the Arts

Began playing music: At age 11

Musical inspiration:  Louis Armstrong

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Radio broadcaster

Favorite composers: Mahler, Prokofiev, Bartók, Stravinsky

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Mahler, Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5; Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra; Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Golf, walking my dog, watching local sports on TV, following Formula One racing

Recent reading: David Coulthard: His Decade in Formula One, by Anthony Rowlinson

On my CD player/iPod: Mahler Reloaded (a klezmer take on Mahler’s works, by Maciej Golebiowski and Alexander Shevchenko); Best of Mancini
Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area:
Visiting wine country! Enjoying tasting and beautiful weather

Plus: I also perform with Bay Brass, which just released a CD of previously unrecorded works by American composers for brass ensemble.


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