Backstage Magazine - Spring/Summer 2008
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Touring Musicians...California sun - The Seattle Symphony tour of Southern California in April took the musicians to Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, San Diego and Los Angeles (Royce Hall on UCLA campus). Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performed the Bruch and Barber Violin concertos.
The Spirit of the Musicians - Michael Crusoe, principal tympani and the Chair of the SSOPO (Seattle Symphony Orchestra Players Organization) writes on the advantages of having our own union, giving flexibility to our orchestra and how it allowed us to become one of the most recorded orchestras in the country.
Back in the (Former) USSR - Violinist Gennady Filimonov and his chamber group "odeonquartet" have been invited to perform at the School of Stoliarsky in Odessa, Ukraine. The school is one of the great music schools in the former USSR that train many of the chosen "gifted children".
Principal cellist launches solo career - Roman leaves the SSO for a solo career. He is now being managed by Opus 3 Artists; the management of YoYo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Daniel Barenboim and many others. Read more about where Josh has been and where this young star is going!
Departure of newspaper's music reviewer... - Melinda Bargreen, music critic for the Seattle Times, has been a staunch supporter of the SSO for many, many years. She leaves the Seattle Times.
Principal percussionist downsizes - Randy Baunton has retired after 54 years with the SSO.
A brief history. The SSOPO: rooted in musicians' input - How and why the SSOPO left the American Federation of Musicians to form their own NLRB certified bargaining unit.