Boston Symphony adds three strings

Boston has made three immediate appointments.

Carl Anderson joins the double-basses. Mary Ferrillo and Steven O. Laraia go into the viola section. Laraia was principal viola at Sarasota. Mary Ferrillo, daughter of principal oboe John Ferrillo, has been playing in the orchestra since March; her position is now confirmed.



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  • Three strings for the Elven Kings under the sky
    Seven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone
    Nine for mortal men, doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne.
    In the Land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

    One string to rule them all, one string to find them,
    One string to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,
    In the Land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

  • Correction – the excellent violist Laraia was principal of SARASOTA Orchestra. Congrats to all new BSO String appointees!

  • Just heard a wonderful rendition of Brahms 2 with BSO and Nillsons on the radio yesterday.

    Strings sound wonderful and I’m sure these are good musicians.

    Congrats to all.

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