The celebrated principal flute left Dallas Symphony last year to play in the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, which had suffered the departure of both of its principal flutes. This summer, Demarre failed to get selected for either vacancy.
There was no going back to Dallas for Demarre.
But his previous orchestra, Seattle, wanted him back.
Today, Demarre McGill resumes work as Seattle’s principal flute.
Also joining Seattle are John DiCesare from the Louisville Orchestra as Principal Tuba; Emil Khudyev as Associate Principal Clarinet; Andy Liang, Second Violins; Danielle Kuhlmann, Fourth Horn; Christopher Stingle, Second Trumpet; and Michael Myers, Fourth/Utility Trumpet.