Orchestra casts off 356 years of experience
March 20, 2017 by norman lebrecht
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida is retiring nine players who have notched up three and a half centuries of playing time between them.
They are: Philip Pan, concertmaster since 1984; violinists Lois Elfenbein Gosa, Jeanne Majors, Glynda Newton and Lela LaBarbera; flute and piccolo player Deborah Heller; oboe and English horn player Claudia Minch; principal viola Merryn Ledbetter Corsat; and principal clarinet Peter Wright.
Jacksonville, whose music director Courtney Lewis is in his second season, is an orchestra in a hurry.
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