Boston Symphony Orchestra Trombone Section
I got to Symphony Hall early to fulfill my orchestral fantasy and played Mahler 3 on my King 2B . . . probably gives you guys the heebie-jeebies just thinking about that.
In addition to being one of the elite orchestras anywhere in the world, the Boston Symphony Orchestra possesses one of the most celebrated trombone sections in existence today. Considered by many to be the foremost young orchestral trombone section, Toby Oft joined the BSO as principal in 2008, followed by Steve Lange in 2010 and Jim Markey in 2012. Toby, Steve and Jim sat down with Michael at legendary Symphony Hall in Boston to discuss their serendipitous arrival in Boston, what it takes for a young player to land a position in a Big Five orchestra, the role each of them plays in the section, the Joe Alessi connection and the state of the American symphony orchestra. Inspiring words from three virtuosos of the brass world.