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A Listing of All the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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      Theodore Thomas with the Chicago Orchestra (as it was then named) in 1897

 

Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 

This website, www.stokowski.org has two listings of musicians of the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra:

 

- A listing of the Principal Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra   with short biographical notes and photographs.  This listing is available by clicking on the webpage Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Musicians

 

- A listing of all the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony 1891-today.  This listing is contained on this webpage, as shown below.

 

A Listing of the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1891 until Today

 

This is a listing of all musicians who were permanent, contracted members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1891.  Their name, instrument and dates of service, as well as titles are given, and birth and death years, where known.

 

Sources for this information include the Samuel and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony, current and former orchestra musicians, and my own orchestral files and research.  I should add that any errors or omissions in the data are my own, and not due to the Chicago Symphony, nor to others.

 

If you should have updates or corrections to the data listed below, please contact me at the email address given below.  

 

All Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1891 - today

 

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Aitay, Victor

(Hungary 1921- )

Assistant Concertmaster 1954-1965, Associate Concertmaster 1965-1967, Concertmaster 1967-1986, Concertmaster Emeritus 1986-2003 (also Pittsburgh Symphony 1947-1948, Associate Concertmaster Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 1948-1949. Also the Chicago Symphony String Quartet: Victor Aitay first, Edgar Muenzer second, Milton Preves viola, Frank Miller cello)

 

Studied at the Franz Liszt Royal Academy of Music, Budapest graduation 1941.

1954-2003

Akos, Francis (born Weinman Akos Ferencz)

(Hungary 1922- )

also see his picture with Sam Denov

Assistant Principal Second violin 1955-1956, Principal Second violin 1956-1959, Assistant Concertmaster 1959-1997, Assistant Concertmaster Emeritus 1997-2003

 

Studied at the Franz Liszt Royal Academy of Music, Budapest graduation about 1940. A holocaust survivor, he returned from Germany to Budapest, and later emigrated to the US.

1955-2003

Albrecht, Karl (Carl)

(then Austria-Hungary, now Austria 1874- )

Fourth horn with Leopold de Maré Principal horn, Max Pottag Second horn, and William Frank Third horn during most of his tenure.

 

Emigrated to the USA from Vienna in 1891, becoming a citizen in 1901.

1898-1930

Alexa, Robert

(Illinois 1911- )

viola (also flute quintet 1936-1938)

1947-1971

Allner, Frederick William Carl

(Germany 1854-1925)

second oboe next to Principal oboe Felix Bour (joined Chicago Orchestra during its initial season)

1891-1893, 1896-1903, 1907-1910

Amato, Louis

(France 1863-returned to Paris)

cello (also the Vilim Orchestral Club. also the Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss, first violin, Bruno Kuehn, second violin, Frederick Stock, viola, Louis Amato, cello Frederick Dreiboldt, double bass, Martin Ballman, flute 64)

 

Amato studied with Víctor Mirecki (1847-1921) in Paris, who was also a teacher of Pablo Casals. Amato came to the US in 1890, possibly to join the Theodore Thomas orchestra. After he returned to Paris, Amato taught cello, with Juan Ruiz Casaux (1889-1972) said to be one of his pupils.

1891-1901

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Ambrosius, Robert Siegfried

(Germany 1878-about 1925)

Robert Ambrosius circa 1923

cello (also Becker Trio: Ludwig Becker violin, Robert Ambrosius cello, Prudence Neff piano)

 

Emigrated to the USA from Frankfurt, Germany in 1885 as a child. Seems to have died before age 50.

1898-1923

Andauer, Ernest (Ernst)

(Luxembourg 1865- )

bass trumpet, viola

1891-1930

Andersen, Vigo

(Denmark 1852-1895)

brother of famous flutist and conductor Joachim Andersen (1847-1909)

Principal flute (also Danish Royal Orchestra 1870s, Berlin Philharmonic about 1885)

 

In the Chicago Symphony second season in 1893, Theodore Thomas gave the premiere of Vigo Anderson work Fantasy for Flute on the Dutch National Anthem

 

Anderson committed a dramatic suicide on January 29, 1895, when he invited 20 friends to a celebration at which he immediately shot himself.  His motivation remains a mystery.

1891-January 1895

Anderson, David

second trombone 1929-1938, 1940-1941, 1944-1955, bass trombone 1938-1940.

1929-1955 (in military 1941-1944)

Armstrong, Daniel

(Canada about 1953- )

double bass (also Winnipeg Symphony bass 1979-1983, Milwaukee Symphony Assistant Principal bass 1983-1995. also Music Inter Alia in Winnipeg. also performs with the group Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble)

 

Studied at University of British Columbia, then the Juilliard School MMus. Armstrong is interested in both baroque period music, a founding member of Tafelmusik and of contemporary music, helping found the group Present Music.

June 1995-present

 

Atkatz, Edward J.

(New York 1971- )

Principal percussion 2001-2006, Assistant Principal timpani 2001-2006 (also New World Symphony, Florida)

 

Studied at Boston University BMusEd "magna cum laude", New England Conservatory MMus, also Temple University, Philadelphia.

1997-2006

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Atkinson, Burnett F.

(South Dakota 1911-1991)

flute, piccolo (also Philadelphia Opera Orchestra 1939, Philadelphia Orchestra third flute 1944-1952 (or perhaps 1944-1949, 1950-1952), Minnesota Orchestra Principal flute, succeeding Opava 1949-1950, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glendale Symphony, Paramount Studio Orchestra, Hollywood, also University of California at Santa Barbara)

 

Studied at Eastman School of Music, Curtis Institute BMus 1939.

1952-1954

 

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Babcock, David

horn (also Milwaukee Symphony Principal horn)

1969-1971

Babcock, William T. Jr.

(Connecticut about 1923- )

Third trumpet, Second/Assistant Principal trumpet (after the Chicago Symphony, was Principal trumpet of the NBC staff orchestra in Chicago until 1968)

1951-1958

Bachmann, Max

(Germany 1874-1942)

Principal bassoon (also St. Petersburg bassoon in late 1890s)

 

One of the musicians who first played the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Chicago Symphony on February 24, 1899 with his fellow first-chair musicians, Friedrick Starke oboe, Joseph Schreurs clarinet and Leopold de Maré horn, conducted by the great Theodore Thomas. Max Bachmann seems to have returned to Germany in the 1920s and according to German National Archives 207 Max Bachmann born on the same date and same location was killed on November 2, 1942 in the German Theresienstadt Concentration Camp 207.

1897-1899

Bae, So Young

(Korea )

violin

 

Studied at the Seoul National University - Korea, and then at the Juilliard School BMus and MMus. Further pursued her studies at the State University of New York - Stony Brook where she is a DMus candidate. Active in summer festivals, including the Aspen Festival - Colorado, the Music Academy of the West - California and the Verbier Festival - Switzerland.

July 2012-present

Baker, Alice Lawrence

- SEE Alice Lawrence

cello

1942-1955

Baker, Julius (Ohio 1915-2003)

Principal flute (also Cleveland Orchestra 1937-1941, Pittsburgh Symphony 1941-1943, CBS radio Orchestra about 1946-1951, Chicago Symphony 1951-1953, New York Philharmonic Principal flute 1965-1983)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute, graduating class of 1937.

1951-1953

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Baker, Sydney (born Sidney Beckerman)

(New York 1921-2010)

Sydney Baker when in New York City as a Broadway musician

Principal trumpet 1941-1942 and 1946-1948. (also New Friends of Music orchestra - New York 1938-1939, Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra 1940, Civic Orchestra or Chicago 1940-1941, in 1948, Sydney Baker moved to New York City where he played in the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, an extra in the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and Broadway orchestras, including Paint Your Wagon, Kismet, and the entire Broadway run of My Fair Lady 65.  At the time, My Fair Lady achieved a new Broadway record, playing from March 15, 1956 to September 29, 1962 after 2,717 performances.

 

Studied first with his father Harry Beckerman (1891-1985) a clarinet and saxophone musician who played as an extra in the New York Philharmonic 65. Studied with Max Schlossberg under a Philharmonic scholarship. Studied at the Juilliard School 1936-1940.

1941-1948

Balderston, Stephen C.

(California 1959- )

Assistant Principal cello. auditioned with the CSO during the 1993-1994 season prior to succeeding Leonard Chausow 113 (also St. Louis Symphony 1983-1993)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School BMus, MMus.

1993-2004

Ballmann, Martin

(Germany 1863-1931)

Ballman as band leader 1914

flute, piccolo (also the Dortmund Symphony - Germany, the Jules Laube Orchestra - Germany, Hamburg Symphony Principal flute - Germany. also the Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss, first violin, Bruno Kuehn, second violin, Frederick Stock, viola, Louis Amato, cello Frederick Dreiboldt, double bass, Martin Ballman, flute 64, also the Ballman Orchestra and the Ballman Band 65 beginning in 1908)

 

Ballman came to US in 1890 on tour with the Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna 65, and remained.

1891-1908

Balmer, (Austin) Wayne

(Ohio 1921-2010)

bass (also San Antonio Symphony about 1945-1946, National Symphony Orchestra - Washington, DC about 1951)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School in 1946 following WW2, then at the State Academy of Music in Vienna in late 1940s under a Fulbright scholarship.

1956-1992

Bandy, Janos or John

thanks for this photo from Jeffrey Selim, friend of Janos Bandy

cello (also Cleveland Orchestra cello 1944-1949 under Rodzinski and Szell)

1965-1984

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Banhalmi, George

(Hungary 1926-1985)

keyboard (also Hungarian Philharmonic, Budapest Radio)

 

Studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest. Came to US in 1956.

1957-1958

Bardas, Stefan

(Germany 1915-2008)

keyboard

 

Studied at Conservatory of Saint Cecilia, Rome BMus about 1943 (which is how he eluded the Nazi treatment of Jews at that time). Taught at University of North Texas 1955-1980.

1947-1950

Baré, Emil

(Austria 1870-seems to have died in Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss in about 1940)

Assistant Concertmaster (also Paris Opera Orchestra late 1890s)

 

Emil Baré also taught violin at the Budapest Conservatory in the 1910s. He also gave the premiere of the Bartok Violin Concerto "Two Portraits" (opus 15) in February, 1911 in Budapest.

1897-1902

Bareither, Jacob

(Bohemia, now Czech 1847-about 1915)

He was brother of George Bareither Boston Symphony bass

third oboe - joined the Chicago Orchestra during its initial season 1891-1892 (also in 1910s, became a hotel orchestra musician in Chicago)

1891-1898

Barker, Edwin B.

(Arizona 1954- )

Principal bass (also a sub for New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony for one season 1976-1977 - from the New York Philharmonic to the Chicago Symphny to the Boston Symphony all in less than 2 years. Also a member of Collage New Music - Boston)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory BMus class of 1976 with honors. Performed the world premieres of James Yannatos Bass Concerto and Theodore Antoniou Concertino for Contrabass and Chamber Orchestra and John Harbison Concerto for Bass Viol and Orchestra.

1976-1977

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Barker, Orville Wilbur

(Illinois 1882-1979)

violin (also taught at Metropolitan Conservatory of Music, Chicago)

1906-1945

Barrington, Wayne R.

(New York 1924-2011)

third horn with Principal horn Philip Farkas (also San Antonio Symphony 1949-1950, 1951-1954 second horn Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Principal horn 1964-1966, Austin Symphony 1966-1988)

 

Studied a New England Conservatory in 1942 and 1946, as well as with both parents who were semi-professional horn players. Taught at University of Texas, Austin 1966-2000.

1954-1964

Barthel, Alfred Charles

(France 1871-1957)

Principal oboe (also Colonne Orchestra, Lamoureux Orchestra, Principal oboe of l'Orchestre de L’Opéra-Comique and of l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire.  In the late 1930s, organized the Barthel Woodwind Ensemble: Alfred Barthel oboe, Harvey Noack flute, Lillian Poenisch clarinet, Helen Kotas horn, and Herman Bellfuss bassoon 190).

 

Studied at the Dijon Conservatoire in mid-1880s, and Paris Conservatoire Premier Prix in oboe in 1891.  Later taught at University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1940s.

1903-1929

 

He returned to France at the end of the 1903-1904 season, intending to remain, but after negotiations, returned to the CSO as Principal oboe 62.

Bartholomew, John

(Michigan 1954- )

viola (also violin with Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta 1976-1980. also as a student, played with his musical parents in the Hays Civic Symphony - Kansas)

 

From a musical family, studied first with his father Dr. Leland E. Bartholomew who was a horn player, teacher and conductor at Fort Hays State University - Kansas. John Bartholomew pursued his studies at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp - Michigan. He then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Abraham Skernick, graduating in about 1976 - probably immediatly entered the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

1980-present

Basrak, Karen Jean also sister of Cathy Basrak, Assistant Principal viola of the Boston Symphony and wife of Timothy Genis, BSO timpani

(Illinois 1979- )

cello (also Fort Worth Symphony - Texas Associate Principal cello 2001-2005 and Principal cello 2005-2012)

 

Studied at the University of Southern California BMus. Also active in chamber music, including the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, Texas and in the Cliburn Foundation's Cliburn at the Modern, also in Texas. While in Fort Worth, she has taught at Texas Christian University. She can also be heard on a number of CDs, including (see right) a recital by Juan Diego Florez.

July 2012-present

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Bass, George

(New York 1881- )

violin (also played in the Benson Orchestra of Chicago in 1920s, and in the NBC radio Chicago staff orchestra in 1930s and 1940s.)

1902-1929

Basserman, Hans

(Germany 1888-1978)

violin (also Concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic under Nikisch 1910-1911, Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1920s, left Germany in 1933 following Nazi rise to power, became Concertmaster of l'orchestra de la Suisse Romande under Ernest Ansermet in 1933, the Concertmaster of Palestine Symphony in 1937, a first violin of Pittsburgh Symphony under Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony beginning 1944, Concertmaster of the Oakland Symphony 1958-1960)

 

Basserman studied in Berlin and won the Mendelssohn Prize at Berlin in 1908. Basserman was a collector of violins, and played a 1712 Stradivarius later played by Pinchas Zukerman 1968-1972.

1944-1952

Baum, Carol (Shisler)

(Indiana 1929-2011)

photo: Mary Kopp

harp (also toured with the Angelaires, a harp quintet: Carol Baum, Marjo Breusing, Genevieve Duffy, Marian Harding, and Bonnie Ward, frequent extra with the Boston Symphony in the 1970s and 1980s. a Hollywood sessions musian in the 1970s, including The Turning Point and Chinatown)

 

Studied Oberlin College - Ohio and the Cleveland Institute of Music 158. then at the Curtis Institute class of 1953. Also frequently collaborated with composer Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006), several of whose works she premiered and recorded.

1957-1962

Baumbach, Curt Julius

(Germany 1864-1919)

flute - what would be called today Assistant Principal flute (also Principal flute St. Petersburg orchestra 214)

 

Curt Baumbach was one of the Chicago Symphony musicians, even though a naturalized US citizen, whose patriotism was called into question during the anti-German emotionalism of World War 1 213.  Curt Baumbach died suddenly just prior to the Chicago 1919-1920 season on October 5, 1919.

1892-1919

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Baumgärtner (Baumgartner), John

violin

1893-1902

Beckel, Joseph (Josef)

(Austria 1859-1908, died during the Chicago Symphony concert of April 3, 1908 62)

Joseph Beckel in 1897

bass 1891-1895, Principal bass 1895-1908 (also Boston Symphony Principal bass 1885-1888. also the Boston Symphony Orchestral Club, a touring chamber group which Beckel joined after departing the Boston Symphony and before joining the Chicago Symphony in 1891 appointed by Theodore Thomas)

 

Emigrated to the USA from Vienna in 1883. He was also active in summer music festivals, including the 1885 Virginia State May Festival 216.

1891-1908

Becker, Ludwig (Germany 1873- )

violin 1896-1904, Assistant Concertmaster 1904-November 1909, Concertmaster November 1909-1910. After Leopold Kramer suddenly resigned as Concertmaster in November, 1909, Frederick Stock appointed Ludwig Becker as Concertmaster for the remainder of the 1909-1910 season. Becker resigned in the next season after Hans Letz was appointed Chicago Concertmaster (also Kroll Opera, Berlin Concertmaster about 1894-1895, 1916-1930, Becker conducted the Tri-City Orchestra, which presented about 10 orchestral concerts per year in the Iowa-Illinois area )

 

Studied at the Hoch Conservatory, Frankfurt with Hugo Heermann (1844-1934)

1896-1910

Beidel, Richard

(Illinois 1903-1973)

Richard Beidel in 1934 standing behind Victor Charbulak

cello (Beidel was a theater orchestra cellist in Chicago prior to the CSO)

 

Studied first with his German-born music teacher father Joseph Frantz Beidel. His wife Hazel Sims Beidel was staff pianist at Chicago radio station WMAQ in 1940s.

1928-1961

Beilschmidt, William (Wilhelm Christian)

(Germany 1875-may have returned to Germany)

bass trombone (also the orchestra of the Great Northern Hippodrome - Chicago before the Chicago Symphony)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1904

1918-1920

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Bejcek, Joseph C.

(Illinois 1919-after 2002)

Assistant Principal trombone

 

Played trombone at the J. Sterling Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois. Taught at Roosevelt University 1956-1958.

1947-1954

Bekefi, George

cello

1957-1963

Bendix, Max

(Michigan 1866-1945)

Concertmaster (also Thomas Orchestra of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Orchestra, Germania Orchestra of Philadelphia, Arion Society of New York, Concertmaster Metropolitan Opera 1904-1905. also founded in 1899, the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Eugene Boegner second, Ottokar Novacek viola, Leo Schulz cello 141)

 

Max Bendix during his turbulent career conducted the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra (leading to a break with his mentor Theodore Thomas), and conducted at the Metropolitan Opera starting in 1905.  Then, in 1907, Bendix went to the rival Manhattan Opera Company as Concertmaster and assistant conductor.

1891-1896

Benfield, Warren A.

(Pennsylvania 1913-2003)

(also Minneapolis Symphony Principal bass 1935-1937, St. Louis Symphony Principal bass probably 1937-1942, Philadelphia Orchestra double bass 1942-1948 and Principal double bass 1948-1949, Chicago Symphony Principal bass 1949-1951, bass 1951-1987)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1934.

1949-1987

Benge, Elden Eugene

(Iowa 1904-1960)

Principal trumpet (also Detroit Symphony Principal trumpet 1928-1933, Chicago Symphony Principal trumpet 1933-1939 when in 1933 Edward Llewellyn suffered an embouchure problem requiring the immediate appointment of Elden Benge. and also starting in the late 1930s, Benge played with Chicago radio station WGN staff orchestra with year-around employment)

 

Eldon Benge as a trumpet player and as a trumpet manufacturer was largely self-taught, although studying in Kansas City with William Eby. During the 1930s, Benge began experimenting in trumpet construction. 1937-1953, he hand-manufactured trumpets in Chicago. Then in 1952, for health reasons, Elden Benge relocated to Burbank, California where he continued trumpet manufacture until his death in 1960.

1933-1939

Bennett, Joane

(about 1933- )

Assistant Principal flute

 

Studied at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati in 1955.

1958-1968

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Beresina, Theodore

violin

1891-1893

Bertram, Adolph

(Germany 1870-before 1930) Adolph Bertram seems to have died young, prior to 1930.

second oboe, also a second violin 1895-1896 (also the first Principal oboe of the San Francisco Symphony 1911-1914, Metropolitan Opera orchestra Principal oboe 1900-1910, Principal oboe San Francisco 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Principal oboe and sometimes English horn under Max Zach and Rudolf Ganz 1919-1922)

 

Adolph Bertram was one of the core musicians that Henry Hadley brought with him to form the initial San Francisco Symphony in 1911.

1893-1896

Beyer, Carl

horn, Wagner tuba

1891-1898

Bichl, Joseph Peter, Jr.

violin

1901-1925

Bittar, Jeannette L.

(England 1968- ) born in Cambridge, England and raised in Madison, Wisconsin

Assistant Principal oboe (Florida Orchestra Principal oboe, San Diego Symphony Principal oboe)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. also active in summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado, the Marlboro Music Festival - Vermont.

1994-1995

Bjornson, (Charles) Joseph

(Sweden 1876-1944)

violin (also Olympic Theater orchestra - Chicago in 1910s)

1925-1932

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Bleck, Phyllis C. Dr.

(Wisconsin 1924- )

trumpet (also Civic Orchestra of Chicago training orchestra, Florida Symphony in the 1960s, Los Angeles Brass Society)

 

Studied with Vincent Cichowicz and later gained a DMus degree. Then became an MD thoracic surgeon in 1967.

1964-1964

Bloom, J. Lawrie

(New York 1952- )

Bass clarinet, clarinet (also Phoenix Symphony Assistant Principal/Bass clarinet 1974-1976, Chicago Lyric Opera Bass clarinet 1976-1977, Vancouver Symphony Bass clarinet 1978-1979, Cincinnati Symphony Bass clarinet 1979-1980, Rembrandt Chamber Players. Lowrie Bloom is a founder/co-director of Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, and Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition, Easton, Maryland.)

 

He studied at Temple University BMus 1974 - Philadelphia, Arizona State University MMus 1976. Premiered Ian Krouse (1956- ) Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Large Orchestra with the CSO. See his interesting website: www.jlawriebloom.com, as well as his CD "Monologues".

September, 1980-present

 

Blum, Philip

(Illinois 1932-2009)

cello (also Rochester Philharmonic while studying at the Eastman School of Music. also the Symphony of Oak Park-River Forest in suburban Chicago)

 

Coming from a musical family, with his mother and father being violinists, and his brother Richard Blum was viola of the Pro Arte String Quartet. Philip Blum studied at Lane Technical High School - Chicago where his father Carl Blum taught (also studing at Lane was fellow CSO cellist Sam Sciacchitano) and at the Eastman School of Music.

1955-2009

 

54 seasons of service, while also successfully battling cancer

Boegner, Eugene (Eugen)

(then Germany, now Czech 1870- )

violin (also in 1899, the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Eugene Boegner second, Ottokar Novacek viola, Leo Schulz cello 141)

 

Emigrated to Chicago in September, 1891 to join the Chicago Orchestra, probably at the invitation of Theodore Thomas, building his new orchestra.

1891-1897

Bolognini, Francisco Ennio

brother of Remo Bolognini

(Argentina 1893-1979)

Principal cello (also directed the Ennio Bolognini Orchestra, also sometimes billed Ennio Bolognini's Gypsy Concert Orchestra, also the Russian Trio, Herman Felber Jr. violin, Nina Mesirow-Minchin piano, Ennio Bolognini cello)

 

Studied at the St. Cecelia Conservatory in Buenos Aires with José García Jacot (1855-1912)

1929-1930

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Bolognini, Remo Egidio

brother of Ennio Bolognini

(Argentina 1898-1977)

violin (also Buenos Aires Philharmonic, under Toscanini at the New York Philharmonic 1931-1935 and the NBC Symphony 1937-1954, and the Baltimore Symphony Assistant Concertmaster in the 1950s. In later years after returning to New York City, Remo Bolognini occasionally played as a substitute violin with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

 

Studied with Hércules Galvani and at the St. Cecelia Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Remo Bolognini went to Europe between the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic seeking to establish a solo career.

1927-1929

Remo Bolognini from a 1938 NBC Symphony publicity drawing 176

Boos, Fred Charles

(Illinois 1881-1967)

bass 1932-1945, tuba, Librarian until 1956 (also Cincinnati Symphony double bass about 1914-1920)

1932-1956

Borch, Gaston Louis Christopher

(France 1871-1926)

cello (also conductor of the Christiana Orchestral Society - Norway and the Musikforeningen - Norway 1893-1898 - his father Christopher Borch was Norwegen. Also the Pittsburgh Symphony Principal cello 1903-1906 under Victor Herbert, and conductor of the Grieg Jubilee Concerts - New York 1907)

 

Studied in Paris with Jules Massenet (1842-1912), a close friend of his mother Emma Hennequin Borch and then at the Valands School of Fine Arts - Sweden 115, including conducting and composition. Taught at the Philadelphia College of Music in the 1910s. Returned to Sweden where he is said to have made the first orchestral radio broadcast in January, 1925 with the Skandia Cinema Orchestra.

1899-1900

Borodkin, Jacob

(then Russia, now Belarus 1886-1954)

Principal trumpet (also New York Philharmonic Principal trumpet 1907-1908 under conductor Wassily Safonoff, Metropolitan Opera Second trumpet 1908-1909 under Gustav Mahler and Arturo Toscanini, Chicago Grand Opera Second trumpet 1910-1911 and 1912-1913, Alessandro Liberati Band and the Arthur Pryor Band, Radio City Music Hall solo trumpet in the 1930s)

 

Studied first with his musician father Max Borodkin. In January 1912 Frederick Stock replaced Borodkin with John Hartl to finish out the 1911-1912 season as Principal trumpet 143, due to illness. However Tom Crown in the International Trumpet Guild Journal provides another reason: "...[Borodkin] played a French Besson B-flat piston valve trumpet, which would have had a much brighter, more brilliant tone than the traditional German rotary-valve trumpets played in the orchestra since 1891..." 129.  Contemporary critics objected to Barodkin's tone as being "too penetrating" to blend with the section.

1911-January 1912

 

Borodkin did not complete the 1911-1912 season, replaced by John Hartl as Principal trumpet in January 1912.

Bottero, Alessandro

(Italy )

violin (also Cleveland Orchestra violin 1959-1961)

1956-1959

Bour, Félix Joseph

(Belgium 1850- )

Principal oboe 1891-1893, oboe 1903-1907 (Félix Bour was invited to join the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, based in New York City in 1885 by Theodore Thomas 99. Bour also played in the Paris Opera 136 prior in the 1880s prior to joining Theodore Thomas)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won his Premier prix in the 1870 Concour.

1891-1893, 1903-1907

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Brabec, Harry Joseph

(Illinois 1927-2005)

Principal percussion 1952-1956, percussion 1951-1952, Librarian, Stage Manager 1966-1971. Succeeded Allan Graham as Principal percussion just prior to Fritz Reiner assuming the Music Directorship.  (also Nation Symphony of Washington DC 1946-1949)

 

Impressive snare drum in Reiner/CSO recordings of Schwanda the Bagpiper and 1812 Overture. Reiner, however did not like Brabec. In the 1812 Overture recording, Brabec brought in a shotgun to use for the cannon fire. Reiner rejected the shotgun effect, and added "Besides, I don't trust you!"

1951-1956

Braker, Ella

violin

1976-2003

Bramhall, John

violin

1913-1946

Brauer, Walter

(1892-1981)

cello

1921-1929

Braun, Herman, Jr. son of Herman Braun Sr. and brother of William Braun

(Wisconsin 1862- )

violin

 

Studied music initially with his orchestra musician father Herman Braun Sr. After retiring from the Chicago Symphony, taught music in the school system of Van Buren County, Michigan 100 km east of Chicago.

1891-1922

Braun, Herman, Sr. father of Herman Braun Jr. and of William Braun

(Germany 1841-1921)

bass trombone (also Great Western Light Guard Band - Chicago at least from 1867 to the Chicago fire of 1871 as did fellow CSO musician Ernest Wagner. This band was of members of the Light Guard malitia unit. in the tradition of the German Verein 170. Concert bands such as this were operated as cooperatives)

 

As a Band member, Braun played at the funeral service for Abraham Lincoln following the assassination as Lincoln's funeral train passed through Chicago 144.

1891-1898

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Braun, William son of Herman Braun Sr and brother of Herman Braun Jr

(Illinois 1867-1926)

cornet (Tom Crown in his definitive article on the CSO trumpet section in the International Trumpet Guild Journal of June, 2011 writes: "...William Braun played 2nd cornet in the first half of the 1891-1892 season. He may have been a substitute or an extra player..." 129)

 

Studied music initially with his trombonist father Herman Braun Sr. An active musicians union official and musician contractor in North Chicago 143.

1891-1892

Braunsdorf, Eugene

bass

1916-1918

Breines, Gilbert A.

(New York 1934- )

Principal percussion 1956-1957, percussion 1957-1958 (also National Symphony of Washington DC, Thomas Scherman Little Orchestra - New York 161. Also band of the Hotel Olympic Falsborgh, New York)

 

Breines succeeded percussionist Harry Brabec, but lasted only one season as Principal percussion under Fritz Reiner. Breines studied at the Juilliard School, graduating in 1956, and hired directly into the Chicago Symphony as Prinicpal percussion. He was also owner of Gil Breines Music Ltd, a dealer in Musical Instruments Dealers located in Deer Park, New York.

1956-1958

Brenner, Leon

Principal Second violin 1969-1970, violin 1944-1969, 1970-1988

1944-1988

Britt, Horace

(Belgium 1881-1971)

Principal cello (also Lamoureux Orchestra Paris 1897, Colonne Orchestra Paris 1898, Chicago Symphony Principal cello 1905-1907, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal cello 1907-1908, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal cello in 1910s, San Francisco Symphony Principal cello 1918-1924. In chamber music, the Hans Letz Quartet: Hans Letz first, Edwin Bachmann second (later of Toscanini's NBC Symphony), Edward Kreiner, viola (also later of Toscanini's NBC Symphony), Horace Britt  cello. also the Elman String Quartet in the late 1920s: Mischa Elman first, Adolf Bak second, Karl Rissland viola, Horace Britt  cello. Britt was the first cellist recorded in a sound movie in 1927)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire 1892-1895, Premier prix in the 1895 Concour (at age 14!). He had been preparing under the supervision of his parents Ernst and Maria Britt since age 6. Taught at the Curtis Institute 1925-1926 and the University of Texas, Austin 1950-1963.

1905-1907

Brody, Clark L. Jr.

(Michigan 1914- )

Principal clarinet (also CBS Radio Orchestra Principal clarinet - New York City 1941-1951 which offered year-around employment unlike major orchestras at that time - including the CSO. also Chicago Symphony Wind Octet, Chicago Symphony Chamber Group)

 

Studied at Michigan State University 1932-1934 BMus and at the University of Rochester, BMus in 1937. After retiring from the Chicago Symphony, Clark Brody was a Professor at Northwestern University from 1972-1995. A tall musician known for his calm and consideration, he also survived Fritz Reiner. Listen to Clark Brody, Donald Peck, Martinon and the CSO in a shimmering Ravel Introduction and Allegro (see right)

1951-1978

Ravel Introduction and Allegro Martinon/CSO RCA LSC-3093

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Brostoff, Arnold H.

(Illinois 1935- )

photograph by Todd Rosenberg

violin (also Ars Antiqua, also briefly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra - the touring orchestra of the Pops, US Seventh Army Symphony in Europe, Rochester Philharmonic while studying at the Eastman School, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Northwest German Orchestra Concertmaster in early 1960s)

 

Studied at Roosevelt University - Chicago and at the Eastman School of Music. Brostoff also composed music for the classic film The Last Command

1964-2011

 

47 seasons of service

Brouk, Frank Joseph

(Illinois 1913-2004)

Principal horn 1962-1963, 1965-1966, horn 1961-1962, 1963-1965, 1966-1978 (also Indianapolis Symphony Principal horn about 1939-1942, Rochester Philharmonic 1941-1942, Cleveland Orchestra Principal horn 1947-1950, horn 1946-1947)

 

Son of Bohemian immigrants, Brouk studied with fellow Bohemian Frank Kryl in Chicago, and with Louis Dufrasne who also taught CSO horns Philip Farkas, Helen Kotas, and Clyde Miller. Brouk was joint owner of the Carl Geyer horn store in Chicago.

1961-1978

Brown, Harold

bass

1934-1944

Brown, Loren

(Minnesota 1952- )

cello (also Milwaukee Symphony Principal cello 1975-1985, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra Principal cello, Kennedy Center Opera Principal cello while in Washington DC. active in chamber music including Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, Chicago Pro Musica playing contemporary music, US Navy String Quartet)

 

Studied at Michigan State University BMus, University of Michigan MMus. Performed in the Chicago and New York premieres of Arvo Pärt’s Passio (1982) with the Hilliard Ensemble of London.

1985-present

 

Brubaker, Catherine A.

(Arizona 1963- )

viola (also Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Galena Chamber Ensemble)

 

From a musical family - father Dale Brubaker former Tucson Symphony violin, mother Carol Brubaker, viola of Tucson Symphony, sister Marina Brubaker, violin of the Houston Symphony, Steven Brubaker, cello of Tucson Symphony, brother David Brubaker violin of Minnesota Orchestra.

1989-present

Brueckner, Carl A. (or Brückner)

(Germany 1870-about 1940)

cello (also Dasch String Quartet: George Dasch first, Fritz Itte second, Otto Roehrborn viola, Carl Brueckner cello. also a founder of the Chicago String Quartet: Leopold Kramer first, Ludwig Becker second, Franz Esser viola, and Carl Brueckner cello 206)

 

emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1893-1934

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Bruus, Carl

bass

1893-1896

Buchheim, A.

Principal flute

1895-1896

Buchman, William

(Ohio 1966- )

Assistant Principal bassoon 1996-present, bassoon 1992-1996 (also Dallas Symphony 1990-1992, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Pro Musica playing new music, Chicago Chamber Musicians including recordings such as Tyrannosaurus Sue PollyRhythm CD - see right)

 

Brown University BS in Physics, Yale School of Music, USC School of Music.

1992-present

Bullen, Sarah

(1956- )

Principal harp (also New York Philharmonic Principal harp 1987-1997, Utah Symphony Principal harp 1981-1987 )

 

Juilliard School BMus and MMus.

1997-present

Bunge, Carl

(Germany 1856-1936)

percussion (also leader of the Carl Bunge Orchestra in vaudeville, and later a theater orchestra leader in Chicago. in 1912 he was "Professor Bunge of the Chopin Conservatory of Music, Chicago" although this conservatory is not listed in contemporary directories. also stated "14 years director of the Bismarck Garden Orchestra - Berlin" 223)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1893.

1893-1895

Busse, Adolph Friedrich

(Germany 1868-1941)

violin 1897-1921, 1922-1934, clarinet 1897-1903, 1906-1934

 

Emigrated to the US in 1884.

1897-1934

Busse, Hermann Heinrich

(Germany 1857-1913) died just before his 56th birthday

violin 1891-1892, 1896-1897

 

Emigrated to the US in 1881.

1891-1892, 1896-1897

 

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Carnes, Harold L.

(Illinois 1924-2008)

bass (also a freelance Chicago musician)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music MMus. He owned a musical instrument store, Kagan & Gaines in downtown Chicago until his retirement in 1990 224.

1950-1956

Carrillo, Oto R.

(Guatemala 1971- )

photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

horn (also Memphis Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Nor’easter Winds)

 

Studied at DePaul University BA and Northwestern University MMus. Mr. Carrillo's wife Sarah is a freelance trumpet player. As well as his many Chicago Symphony recordings, Oto Carrillo is an active sessions musician, including recordings such as Mannheim Steamroller American Spirit CD (see right)

spring 2000-present

 

Cerney, Edward Gregor (Cerny)

(Nebraska 1880-1934)

bass (also a Chicago theater musician)

1921-1934

Chang, Li-Kuo

(China )

photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Principal viola (also Denver Symphony, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players )

 

Acting Principal viola during the 1998-1999 season. Recorded a fine CD Duets; Li Kuo Chang viola, Bruce Grainger bassoon, Richard Hirschl cello with Jerry Fuller double bass (see right).

1988-present

 

Chapek, Frank P. (probably originally Capek, changed to pronounce correctly)

(then Austro-Hungary Czech 1852-after 1933)

horn, Wagner tuba

1891-1893, 1896-1898

Chapek, Joseph Horymir (probably originally Capek, changed to pronounce correctly)

(then Austro-Hungary Czech 1858-1932)

violin

 

Emigrated with his family in 1867. Studied first with his clarinetist musician father Peter Chapek (1827-1888).

1894-1910

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Charbulak, Victor Ignac

(Missouri 1895-1993) born in Saint Louis to Czech émigré parents

Victor Charbulak in 1934, with Richard Beidel behind him

violin (also orchestra leader, Hippodrome Theater, Spokane, Washington in late 1910s, also Charbulak String Trio in 1940s)

 

Taught violin at Northwestern University.

1922-1967

 

45 years of service !

Chausow, Leonard

(Illinois 1928- )

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

cello 1956-1964, Assistant Principal cello 1964-1993, Assistant Principal cello Emeritus 1993-2003 (also the Minneapolis Symphony 1948-1951, Chadamin Trio: Philip Sabransky piano (and son of Jerry Sabransky violin), Edgar Muenzer violin and Leonard Chausow cello, Chicago Symphony String Quartet, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, Evanston Chamber Ensemble - Illinois)

 

Leonard Chausow, David Chausow and Oscar Chausow were sons of Abraham Chausow (1885-1960) a Russian-Jewish émigré and fruit vendor in Chicago who dreamed of musical careers for his children. Leonard was Assistant Principal cello of the CSO for three decades, David taught at Roosevelt College - Chicago, and Oscar was Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony for 14 years.

1956-2003

Chausow, Oscar

(Illinois 1915-1992)

in a World War 2 publicity photo

violin (also Kansas City Philharmonic, the All-American Youth Orchestra under Stokowski, Utah Symphony Concertmaster, Hollywood studios sessions musician following Utah. also, the Roosevelt College String Quartet: Oscar Chausow first, David Chausow second, Bernard Senescu viola, Leopold Teraspulsky cello)

 

As a student, Chausow made his debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 17 100. Joking about his Utah Symphony string section, 70% of whom were Morman, Chausow said "...I led the most devout string section in the country..."

1938-1946

Chen, Robert (Chen Murong)

(Taiwan about 1969- )

Concertmaster (also Philadelphia Orchestra for one season 1998-1999, founding member of the Johannes Quartet while in Philadelphia) In his first season as CSO Concertmaster, Robert Chen was Co-Concertmaster with Samuel Magad 58

 

Studied at the Juilliard School BMus, MMus. Robert Chen won first prize in Hannover International Violin Competition in 1996 and recorded a famous CD of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto for Berlin Klassics (see right). In 2006, Chen, with Barenboim/CSO gave the world premiere of the Augusta Read Thomas Astral Canticle.

1999-present

Chickering, David

cello

1978-1986

Chiu, Cornelius

(New York )

violin (also Sarasota Festival, Aspen Festivals, Recontres Musicales of Évian, France)

March 1996-present

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Christensen, Thomas

violin

1915-1918

Church, Stanley

(1891- )

violin

1928-1929

Cichowicz, Vincent M.

(Illinois 1927-2009)

fourth trumpet 1952-1960, 1960-1974 (also Houston Symphony 1944-1945, US Fifth Army Band about 1945, Chicago Civic Orchestra training Principal trumpet 1949-1950 while at Roosevelt University, Chicago Symphony Brass Quintet)

 

Studied at Roosevelt University - Chicago, where he also taught beginning 1959.

1952-1974

 

officially retired in September, 1974 to teach full time at Roosevelt University, but continued to play until Philip Smith joined the CSO in January, 1975

Clebanoff, Herman (spelled Clevanoff in certain public documents, son of Ukrainian parents)

(Illinois 1917-2004)

violin (also Illinois Works Progress Administration Symphony, NBC radio staff orchestra Chicagor in about 1941-1952, New Orleans Symphony Concertmaster and assistant conductor, founder and conductor of the Clebanoff Strings, based in California, conductor of the Beach Cities Symphony in suburban Los Angeles 1980-1987, guest conducted the Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra)

 

Had an important recording career in Los Angeles for Mercury Records, including albums Moods in Music, Songs from Great Films, Songs from Great Operettas, Twelve Great Songs of All Time, and Exciting Songs.

1937-1939

Clevenger, (Michael) Dale

(Tennessee 1940- )

Principal horn (also American Symphony Orchestra in 1960s, Kansas City Philharmonic Principal horn, active in "EARS" a band of musicians playing all periods of Jazz, as conductor, Music Director of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra - Illinois 1981-1995)

 

Studied at Carnegie Mellon University. Recorded a fine CD of horn concerti for Teldec of Haydn father and son (see right). Performed the premiere of John Williams Concerto for Horn and Orchestra November, 2003. Following retirement from the CSO, Clevelinger will teach fulltime at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music 199.

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1966-2013 - 47 seasons of service !

 

Clusman, Edward (his father spelled the family name "Clusmann")

(Indiana 1860-1933)

cello

1891-1892, 1896-1911

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Cobb, Timothy Baker

(New York 1964- )

double bass, appointed directly from the Curtis Institute (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Associate Principal double bass 1986-2004, Metropolitan Opera Principal double bass 2004-present, New York Philharmonic Acting Principal double bass 2011-2012 season)

 

Studied first with his father David Cobb, then at the Curtis Institute Class of 1985. also active in music festivals, including the St. Barth’s International Music Festival in the French West Indies, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Principal bass, the the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival - New York, and the Caramoor Music Festival - New York. Also for 3 years solo double bass of the Marlboro Music Festival.

1985-1986

Cole, Nathan A. married to Akiko Tarumoto

(Kentucky 1978- )

(and Fleur)

violin (also Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 2000-2002, founding member Grancino String Quartet, Music Director of the The Chamber Music Festival of his home town of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2010, Cole was appointed First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with wife Akiko Tarumoto also returning to the Los Angeles Philharmonic)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 2000. Nathan Cole's website www.natesviolin.com/ has interesting information on him and describes his solo CD Rapid Approach.

2002-2010

Coleman (originally Goldman), Alfred

viola

1930-1936

Coleman, Robert

viola

1952-1964

Combel, Armand

(France 1874- )

violin (also Chicago Grand Opera Orchestra 1913, orchestra of Hotel Aspenwall - New York City in 1910s, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1920s, New York Symphony in 1920s, Maverick Festival at Woodstock, New York during the summers in 1920s, including string quartet of Gustav Tiniot first, Armand Combel second, Paul Lemay viola, Horace Britt cello)

1903-1905

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Combs, Larry husband of Gail Marie Williams

(West Virginia about 1939- )

Assistant Principal clarinet 1974-1978, Principal clarinet 1978-2008 (also Charleston Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Santa Fe Opera)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music, graduating about 1961.

1974-2008

Comerford, Matthew

trumpet - Permanent Substitute

1993-1994

Conti, Amelia

Principal harp

1922-1923

Cooley, Floyd O.

(Iowa 1948- )

tuba - Permanent Substitute (also San Francisco Symphony Principal tuba 1969-2002, San Francisco Tuba Quartet)

 

Studied one year at Kansas University and then at Indiana University receiving a Performer’s Certificate in 1969, and studied frequently with Arnold Jacobs. Taught at the San Francisco Conservatory in the 1970s through 1990s. Active in music festivals, including the Aspen Festival - Colorado and the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming.

1992-1993

Corell, Ludwig

(Germany 1863-1952)

cello (also played in the Symphony Orchestra of Krefeld, Germany when conducted by Johannes Brahms in 1885 102, also the Boston Festival Orchestra under Emil Mollenhauer and in about 1889 and 1890, the Philharmonic Club of Boston)

 

Studied at the Munich Conservatory 122.

1891-1892, 1898-1914

Covone, Fortunato (1884-1969)

flute (also Chicago Opera)

1922, 1931 (apparently summers)

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Cowden, Hugh Alan

(England 1915-1988)

horn (also Boston Symphony 1945-1947, Chicago Symphony Brass Ensemble with Adolph Herseth trumpet, Renold Schilke trumpet, Hugh Cowden horn, Frank Crisafulli trombone, Arnold Jacobs tuba. Cowden also played in the Symphony of the Air's Far East tour in May and June, 1955. Cowden was a freelance horn in New York City in the 1960s)

 

While a Broadway musician, played My Fair Lady 1956-1963

1951-1954

Crafton, Perry

violin

1948-1989

Cras, Roman (or Romain)

(Belgium 1867- )

horn (also a theater musician in New York City in 1910s, Philadelphia Orchestra horn 1919-1920, fourth horn of the Cleveland Orchestra 1922-1923, 1926-1929)

1904-1907

Crisafulli, Frank

(Illinois 1916-1998)

photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Principal trombone 1938-1939, Principal trombone 1939-1945 and 1946-1955, Second trombone 1955-1989 - demoted to Second trombone by Reiner, although Reiner dismissed during this period all other CSO trombonists except Edward Krauthammer.

 

Studied with his Italian father, Frank Crisafulli Sr. who was trombone with the Chicago Civic Opera in the 1920s and 1930s.

1938-1989

Culp, Sigmund S. (later began using the name "Simon" --- perhaps his middle name.

(Netherlands 1880-1930)

violin (Cincinnati Symphony following the Chicago Symphony. While in Cincinnati, conducted the Union Central Life Insurance Orchestra on the radio 191.  In late 1920s, a theater orchestra musician in Detroit. Then returned to the Cincinnati Symphony as Associate Concertmaster).  Also organized the Culp String Quartet: Sigmund Culp first, Ernst Pack second, Carl Waunderle viola, Walter Heerman cello 193

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1895.  In August, 1930 in Cincinnati, Culp suffered a heart attach while driving and died in the subsequent wreck 192.

1908-1913

Cuneo, Juan Alberto

(Uruguay 1915-1983)

violin

1953-1956

Czerny, J.

violin

1891-1893

 

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D names alphabetically

names such as D'Antonio, Da Prato, and de Maré are listed alphabetically as if they were "dan", "dap" and "dem"

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Dalton, Alison

(New York about 1960- )

violin (also founding member of Axis Ensemble and Westshorelands Preparatory Music School)

 

After Curtis Institute, went to Vienna with Austrian Radio Orchestra and the Klaring Quartet.

1987-present

D'Antonio, Franklyn C.

(California 1957- )

violin (also Los Angeles Philharmonic , Berkeley Symphony - California Concertmaster, Eidolon Quartet: Franklyn D'Antonio first, Noah Strick second, Clare Twohy viola, Gianna Abondolo cello, also Hollywood sessions musician)

 

Studied at Jascha Heifetz master classes in California. Played in the American Youth Symphony - Los Angeles. Has taught at California State University, Northridge.

1981-1986

Da Prato, Adrian

(Italy 1920- )

violin (also Illinois Symphony. also Chicago Arts Quartet: Philip Scharf first, Adrian Da Prato second, Isadore Zverow viola, David Greenbaum cello)

 

Studied initially with his violinist father Vittorio Da Prato said to be a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe 110.

1946-1996

Dasch, George

(Ohio 1877-1955)

George Dasch as a conductor in the 1930s

Principal Second violin 1922-1923, violin, viola 1898-1922 (also Little Symphony of Chicago conductor in 1920s, Chicago Civic Orchestra training orchestra Assistant Conductor, Knapp String Quartet: Harold E. Knapp first, George Dasch second, Alfred G. Wathall viola, Day Williams cello in about 1909, Dasch String Quartet: George Dasch first, Fritz Itte second, Otto Roehrborn viola, Carl Brueckner cello in 1920s, also the Du Moulin Quartet: Gaston Du Moulin first, Benjamin Paley second, George Dasch viola, Theodore Du Moulin cello 217 in the 1920s)

 

Developed and led the Chicago Businessmen's Orchestra in the 1940s while teaching at Northwestern University. Also created the Chicago Little Orchestra Ensemble.

1898-1923

Dash, Patricia 'Patsy'

(New York 1962- )

percussion (also Florida Philharmonic Principal percussion, Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago Principal percussion)

 

Studied at Eastman School of Music BMus 1986 (also Preparatory Department 1979). In 1995 with her percussionist husband Doug Waddell of the Chicago Lyric Opera, Patsy Dash initiated the Percussion Scholarship Program for gifted young Chicago students.

1986-present

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De Caprio, Domenico

(Italy 1889-1959)

clarinet (also a musician at the Illinois Theater orchestra)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1905. Taught at Northwestern University.

1922-1923

Del Missier, Aldo

(Maryland 1904-1980)

violin (also Thorola Ensemble - a Chicago vaudeville act, San Antonio Symphony - Texas Concertmaster in the 1960s and 1970s)

 

Taught at the Columbia School of Music - Chicago

1930-1938

DeLamarter, Eric

(Michigan 1880-1953)

keyboard also according to some sources, DeLamarter was Assistant conductor of the Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock (also was also a Chicago church organist, including at First Church of Christ, Scientist and the Fourth Presbyterian Church)

 

Studied at Albion College - Michigan BA 1900. Studied under Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) in Paris 1901-1902 167. Taught at the Chicago Musical College. Also an active composer, including of an Organ Concerto and his Symphony in D which was performed by the Chicago Symphony in 1914 167.

1918-1924

Demange, Fernand Marie Joseph

(France 1902-1979)

oboe (also Paris Opéra orchestra)

 

Taught at DePaul University - Chicago.

1942-1946

de Maré, Adrian brother of Leopold de Maré

(Netherlands about 1870- )

Third horn (also Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra horn under conductor Willem Kes (1856-1934)

 

Studied first with his Dutch horn musician father Florentius Egbertus De Maare.

1896-1897

de Maré, Leopold Egbert

(Netherlands 1862-1934)

Principal horn 1896-1922, Third horn 1891-1896 (also Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra about 1888-1889 and Berlin Philharmonic prior to Chicago.

 

also active in summer festivals, including the Ann Arbor May Festival in the 1910s. He also played at the second Berkshire Music Festival in Massachusetts in the summer of 1919.

1891-1922

 

  Leopold de Maré in 1897

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Demuth, Frederick Joseph

(Ohio 1884-1946)

violin (also Statler Hotel Orchestra - Cleveland 1915-1919, Cleveland Orchestra violin 1919-1920, viola 1920-1921 and 1922-1923)

1909-1911

Denov, Sam (1923- )

percussion (also San Antonio Symphony 1947-1950, Pittsburgh Symphony 1950-1952. Then a free-lance percussionist in the Chicago area, including as an extra with the Chicago Symphony)

 

Denov also wrote The Art of Playing the Cymbals in 1963 and his autobiography Symphonic Paradox: The Misadventures of a Wayward Musician

1954-1985

DeRoche, Julie

clarinet - Permanent Substitute

2000-2001

Devaux, Eugène

(Belgium 1865-before 1930)

oboe (also Pittsburgh Symphony oboe during 1900s, Boston Festival Orchestra under Emil Mollenhauer in 1904, Sousa Band 1900-1905, Philadelphia Orchestra second oboe 1910-1911)

 

Eugène Devaux was considered to replace Alfred Doucet as Principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1913-1914 season, but Stokowski had hear bad reports concerning his professional habits 67, so Attilio Marchetti was selected instead.

1893-1894

DiBello, Gina daughter of Joseph DiBello

(Illinois )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

violin (Minnesota Orchestra Principal second violin, Detroit Symphony Orchestra violin. She had also won an audition for the won Boston Symphony Orchestra 203)

 

Of musical parents, not only her father CSO double bass Joseph DiBello, but also mother Bonita DiBello, violin with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Studied first at the Cleveland Institute of Music and then the Juilliard School. As well as Chicago Symphony recordings Gina DiBello has been an active freelance musician, including the violin and harpsichord CD of Asako Hirabayashi music (see right)

2013-present

DiBello, Joseph E. father of Gina DiBello

(Pennsylvania 1943- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

double bass (also 1969 to 1973, Lyric Opera Orchestra - Philadelphia Principal double bass, Delaware Symphony Principal double bass, Milwaukee Symphony double bass 1973-1976)

 

DiBello began his career as a pharmacist, studying at the University of the Sciences - Philadelphia, BSc Pharmacy 1966. Then, returning to the double bass, studied at the University of the Arts - Philadelphia.

October 1976-present

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Diestel, Hermann brother of William Diestel

(Germany 1868- )

click on the thumbnail above to see the Spierling Quartet: (l to r) Theodore Spierling first, Hermann Diestel cello, Adolf Weidig viola, Otto Roehrborn second

cello (also Hamburg Symphony Principal cello, Dresden Philharmonic Principal cello, also Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston after coming to US, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in early 1900s, Chicago-based Spierling Quartet: Theodore Spierling first, Otto Roehrborn second, William Diestel viola (also Adolf Weidig before 1900), Hermann Diestel cello in 1893-1905)

 

Studied at the Akademische Hochschule für Musik - Berlin 1885-1889 115. Taught at the Chicago Musical College and the Spiering Violin School of Chicago.

1893-1897

Diestel, William A. (or Wilhelm) brother of Hermann Diestel

(Germany 1869-1926)

William Diestel with Alfred Lorenz  behind him in as musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1913

violin 1895-1897, Principal viola 1905-1908 (also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal viola 1908-1915, Chicago Grand Opera 1915-about 1919, Chicago-based Spierling Quartet: Theodore Spierling first, Otto Roehrborn second, William Diestel viola, Hermann Diestel cello in 1893-1905)

 

Taught at the Spiering Violin School of Chicago.

1895-1897, 1905-1908

 

William Diestel died March 29, 1926 in Chicago at the relatively young age of 56.

Dietrich, William G.

viola

1891-1895

Dietrichs, William (Wilhelm Heinrich Gustav)

(Germany 1882- )

Principal tuba, double bass (same unusual instrumental combination of tuba and double bass as his Principal tuba predecessors Frederick Otte and Emil Gatterfeld). Dietrichs also performed the same instrument combination with the St. Louis Symphony where he was Principal tuba 1913-1917, double bass 1913-1916)

1917-1920

Dietz, Frederick, Jr. ("Fritz", sometimes Friedhold)

(New York 1861- )

Frederick Dietz circa 1899

second trumpet under Principal Christian H. Rodenkirchen, also second cornet. He was succeeded in the second trumpet chair by James Llewellyn (Theodore Thomas knew Frederick Dietz Sr. and Frederick Dietz Jr., since they both played trumpet with the New York Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Frederick Dietz Jr. playing 1879-1891, prior to joining Thomas to begin the Chicago Orchestra)

 

Studied with his father, Frederick Dietz Sr. who was Principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic Society Orchestra 1865-1899, and also played violin with the Philharmonic. Dietz Sr. also played with the Theodore Thomas Orchestra based in New York City and traveling the eastern USA in the 1870s and 1880s 143. Father and son also played under Theodore Thomas in the Cincinnati May Festivals prior to Chicago.

1891-1902

Dimond, Harry

(Illinois 1875-1933)

violin (also later director of the Metropolitan Conservatory - Chicago, where Orville Barker also taught and owner of a Chicago music store)

 

Dimond was presented by his parents as something of a musical prodigy in Chicago in his teens 156, taking three years off his age 157 and citing training "at the conservatories of Europe".

1898-1899

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Dirks, Karen Effie Moe

(California 1947- )

viola (also Principal viola San Diego Symphony 1992-1997, Acting Co-Concertmaster of San Diego Symphony 1987-1988 60 , Concertmaster San Diego Opera for 17 years, Concertmaster of the La Jolla Chamber Orchestra, Principal viola New Hampshire Music Festival during summers 1985-2000)

 

Studied first with her mother, Kay Moe (1914-1983), who was a cellist for 22 seasons with the San Diego Symphony with which group Karen Moe Dirks was later Principal viola. Then at the University of Southern California with Daniel Lewis, and later with Josef Gingold. Daughter Jelena Dirks plays oboe with the Chicago Philharmonic.

1997-present

Dixon, Louise A. married to Michael Henoch

(Michigan 1949- )

flute (as a student, played in the Saginaw Youth Orchestra, and she was Principal flute of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago - the student training orchestra)

 

Studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan, and then at Indiana University Performer's Certificate and BMus and at Northwestern University MMus. Also active in festivals, including the Bach Week Festival - May each year in Evanston, Illinois. Teaches at the DePaul University School of Music - Chicago.

1973-present

Dodge, Baird W.

(New York 1969- )

Baird Dodge with Augusta Read Thomas c2006

violin January 1996-2002, Principal Second violin 2002-present (also Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic - in the Poconos, Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia)

 

Baird Dodge has performed and recorded works by his composer father, Charles Dodge (1942- ) including Any Resemblance is Purely Accidental on New Albion Records (see right). He also gave the premiere in 2006 of Carillon Sky written for him by Augusta Read Thomas (1964- ).

January 1996- present

Dodson, Glenn A.

(Pennsylvania 1931-2007)

Assistant Principal trombone, bass trumpet, Baritone (also US Marine Band in Washington, DC, New Orleans Symphony 1956-1965, Santa Fe Opera in the summers during 1950s and 1960s, Chicago Symphony Assistant Principal trombone 1965-1968, then to Philadelphia Orchestra 1968-1995)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1953.

1965-1968

Dolnick, Samuel

violin

1922-1950

Donati, Richard

violin, percussion

1891-1893

Drake, Susanna M.

(1970- )

Assistant/utility horn (also San Diego Symphony third horn, San Antonio Symphony Associate Principal/third horn, North Carolina Symphony third horn and fourth horn, freelance musician in San Francisco)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory BM 1992. Susanna Drake's husband Matthew Gaunt is an orchestral and chamber music tuba player.

January 2006-present

Dreibrodt, Frederick Emil Chenhai Dr.

(Germany 1865- )

double bass (also Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss, first violin, Bruno Kuehn, second violin, Frederick Stock, viola, Louis Amato, cello Frederick Dreiboldt, double bass, Martin Ballman, flute 64)

 

Joined the Chicago Symphony in 1891 together with his friend Richard Poltmann.

1891-1903

Druzinsky, Edward

(Missouri 1924-2011)

photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Principal harp (after serving in World War 2, was a freelance musician in New York City while continuing study of math and physics. Pittsburgh Symphony Principal harp 1948-1952, Detroit Symphony 1952-1957)

 

In his early years, studied violin, piano, and harp. Then studied harp at the Curtis Institute Class of 1942. After Curtis, he returned to Saint Louis to study chemical engineering at Washington University.

1957-1997

Du Moulin, Gaston

(France 1868- )

violin (also the Du Moulin Quartet: Gaston Du Moulin first, Benjamin Paley second, George Dasch viola, Theodore Du Moulin cello 217 and the Du Moulin Trio: Gaston Du Moulin violin, Theodore Du Moulin cello, Louise Du Moulin piano 217)

1909-1948

Du Moulin, Georges father of Theodore Du Moulin

(France 1856-1929)

violin (later taught at the Chicago Musicial College)

 

Emigrated from France in 1883.

1891-1902

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Du Moulin, Theodore son of Georges Du Moulin

(Illinois 1890-1978)

Theodore du Moulin playing with the Great Lakes Quartet during World War 1

cello 1912-1918, 1919-1923, Principal cello 1918-1919 (also he was active in the Zukowski Trio in Chicago, Alexander Zukowski, violin, Mae Doelling, piano, and Theodore du Moulin, cello.  During World War 1, with Hermann Felber Jr. first violin, Carl Fasshauer second violin (who also played with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1912-1918), Robert Dolejsi viola, Theodore du Moulin cello founded the Great Lakes Quartet in which he played during his World War 1 service - see left)

 

Studied first with his father, Chicago Symphony musician Georges Du Moulin

1912-1923

Dufour, Mathieu T.

(France 1972- )

Principal flute (also Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Principal flute 1992-1995, National Opera - Paris Principal flute 1995-1999, Chicago Chamber Musicians. Also September-January 2010 temporary Principal flute Los Angeles Philharmonic)

 

Studied at theLyon Conservatoire Premier prix in about 1992. Played premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie (1961- ) Flute Concerto with Boulez/CSO in January, 2010. Mathieu Dufour and Pascal Rogé recorded a rewarding collection of music for flute and piano by French composers from Poulenc to Dutilleux available on Cryston via download - fun! (see right)

1999-present

Dufresne, Gaston Louis Albert

(France 1898-1998) died 3 months after his 100th birthday

Principal double bass (also Colonne Orchestra - Paris 1923-1925, Concerts Koussevitzky - Paris, Boston Symphony double bass 1927-1951 and 1952-1957, Chicago Symphony Principal double bass 1951-1952 for one season before returning to Boston)

 

Studied at the Lille Conservatoire 1907-1918, Paris Conservatoire with his Premier prix in about 1923. Also interested in ancient instruments, and active in the Society of Instruments, where he played the bass viol.

1951-1952

Dutschke, Hermann

Principal horn (also Hofoper Munich - Germany 136, New York Philharmonic Principal horn about 1899-1901, Trenton Musical Club - New Jersey, a member of John Philip Sousa's Band 1914, also assisted the Kaltenborn String Quartette in 1898 in New York City)

 

1891-1895

Dye, Ralph

(New York 1886- )

flute, piccolo (also John C. Webber Band solo piccolo in 1910, Liberati Band solo piccolo in 1913, a musician in Cleveland, Ohio in 1910, a Chicago theater musician in the 1920s and 1930s)

1932-1934

 

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Eck, Emil

(Germany 1899-1977)

flute, piccolo (also New York City Opera flute, also the Principal flute in The Music Manand My Fair Lady. also, before coming to the US in 1923, the Gürzenich-Orchester, Cologne - Germany and the Staatsorchester Kassel - Germany 126)

 

Studied at the Cologne Conservatory and the Munich Conservatory. He taught at Northwestern University and DePauw University.

1923-1952

Eichheim, Meinhard

(about 1840-about 1905) father of Henry Eichheim, violin of the Boston Symphony and composer, recorded by Leopold Stokowski

cello

1891-1892, 1897-1899

Eigenschenk, Edward

(Illinois 1903-1977) born in Chicago of German parents

keyboard (better known as a Chicago church and theater organist - especially the Michigan Theatre, Chicago, and the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, where he was director of music 1929 until his death in 1977)

 

Taught organ and composition at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago.

1929-1930

Elander, Charles Theodore

(Illinois 1873-1937) born in Chicago of Swedish parents

viola (also in the 1920s, after leaving the CSO, Elander was a conductor, including of the "Philharmonic Orchestra" of Chicago 134. also Elander was an active composer of chamber music, performed in Chicago while Elander was musically active. He also played in Chicago theater orchestras)

 

Taught violin, viola and music theory at Northwestern University - Chicago and at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago.

1903-1904, 1914-1919

Eldred, (Merritt) Earle

(Illinois 1896-1968)

violin (also Chicago Grand Opera Company - predecessor to the Lyric Opera - violin in the 1930s)

 

Studied at the Bush Temple Conservatory, Chicago BMus 1915, where he later taught violin.

1943-1946

Elliot, Willard Somers

(Texas 1926-2000)

Principal bassoon succeeding Leonard Sharrow (also Houston Symphony 1945-1948, Dallas Symphony 1953-1964)

 

Studied first clarinet before taking up the bassoon at age 14 in 1940. Then studied at North Texas State University followed by the Eastman School of Music BMus and MMus in 1945. An active composer, his Elegy for Orchestra was co-winner of the Koussevitzky Foundation Award in 1961, and his Bassoon Concerto was performed by the Chicago Symphony.

1964-1996

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Elson, Joseph B. born Joseph Tulsky

(Pennsylvania 1907-1986) of Russian émigré parents

Joseph Elson né Tulsky as a boy in 1913

viola (also Fort Wayne Indiana Symphony violin, Minneapolis Symphony viola 1928-1929, Pittsburgh Symphony viola 1946-1947 under Fritz Reiner and 1959-about 1972 135)

 

Elson also played Viola d'Amour in the 1930s and 1940s in early US concert efforts to adopt baroque performance practices.

1929-1935, 1956-1959

Erickson, Frank O.

horn

1930-1944

Esser, Franz

(Germany 1869-1950)

viola 1892-1898, Principal viola 1898-1926 replacing Fritz Keller who had lasted as Principal for only one season. Principal Second violin 1926-1939, violin 1939-1945 (also the Chicago String Quartet in two versions; first: Leopold Kramer first, Ludwig Becker second, Franz Esser viola, and Carl Brueckner cello 206, and second with with Concertmaster Harry Weisbach first, Otto Roehrborn second, Franz Esser viola and Karl Brueckner cello)

 

Emigrated to Chicago in 1892, probably recruited by Theodore Thomas in Europe to join his new Chicago Orchestra.

1892-1945

 

retired at the end of 1944-1945 at age 76 after 53 seasons of service!

Evans, Clarence

(Minnesota 1888-1969)

viola 1920-1926 and 1939-1947, Principal viola 1926-1939) (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also a founder and long-term member of the Berkshire String Quartet (1916-1941) was: Hugo Kortschak first, Serge Kotlarsky second, Clarence Evans viola and Emmeran Stoeber cello) - click on thumbnail below to see the Berkshire String Quartet in 1918:

 

1920-1947

Evans, Donald M. husband of Margaret Evans

(Illinois 1916-2003) 61

viola

1948-1988

Evans, Margaret Cree (Illinois 1917-2007) 61 wife of Donald Evans

cello (also Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony of Washington, Principal cello Grant Park Symphony)

 

Margaret Evans first played violin and piano, but her mother and cousin played these, and her father played viola. So at age 12, Margaret Evans took up the cello for the family quartet 61

1951-1988

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Evenson, Samuel

(New York 1880-1947)

clarinet (also played solo clarinet in Patrick Conway's Band 1908-1923 139, Minneapolis Symphony clarinet 1912-1913 132, also a Chicago theater musician, including the Michigan Avenue Playhouse, Chicago)

1923-1946

Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall 1955

 

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Faerber, Josef

(Germany 1904-1999) age 95

Principal Second violin 1962-1963, violin 1939-1962, 1963-1986, also as occasional Assistant Concertmaster. (also 1924-1939 Saint Louis Symphony violin. also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221)

 

Emigrated from Munich, Germany to New York City in 1923, and to Saint Louis in 1924. Also taught at the American Conservatory of Music - Chicago.

1939-1986

Fahsbender, Rudolf Julius Robert

double bass

1927-1964

Fako, Nancy Lee Jordan

(Illinois 1946- )

horn (also the Houston Symphony, the Florida Symphony, the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra)

 

From a musical family, her brother Martin was a trombonist. She studied with the great CSO horn Philip Farkas at her suburban Chicago high school and at Indiana University.  Nancy Jordan Fako has written several books, including Philip Farkas & His Horn; A Happy, Worthwhile Life, published by Crescent Park Music Publications, shown at right.

1964-1968

 

Faldner, William

(Canada 1917-2002)

violin (also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violin)

 

Studied first in Québec. Was the youthful soloist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in 1937 from winning a violin competition 150. Father of the conductor Barry Faldner.

1956-1994

Fantozzi, William

(Illinois 1896-1998) celebrated his 102 birthday in San Diego, California

violin (also Central Park Theater and Tivoli Theatre - Chicago, Minneapolis Symphony violin 1919-1920, Chicago Grand Opera and the Ravinia Park Opera. also Heidelberg Century of Progress Orchestra in 1933, WMAQ radio orchestra - Chicago)

 

Taught at the Chicago College of Music.

1922-1935

Farkas, Philip

(Illinois 1914-1992)

Principal horn (also Kansas City Philharmonic Principal horn 1933-1936 starting at age 18, Chicago Symphony 1936-1941 succeeding Pellegrino Lecce , also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also Cleveland Orchestra Principal horn 1941-1945, Boston Symphony Co-Principal horn with Willem Valkenier in the 1945-1946, returned to Cleveland as Principal horn 1946-1947, Chicago Symphony Principal horn 1947-1960, Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet: Ralph Johnson flute, Robert Mayer oboe, Jerome Stowell clarinet, Philip Farkas horn, and Wilbur Simpson bassoon)

 

Studied with Belgian-born Chicago horn teacher Louis Dufrasne , who also taught two other Chicago Symphony Principal horns: Helen Kotas Hirsh and Frank Brouk. Taught two generations of horn musicians at Indiana University 1960-1984.

1936-1941, 1947-1960

 

Philip Farkas in 1940, age 26

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Fehling, Fox Roberta L.

(Iowa 1949- )

Fox Fehling and Howard Levy appearing together

violin (also Music of the Baroque - Chicago, Orlando Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera Assistant Principal Second violin, Bergen Philharmonic - Norway)

 

Studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. Active in summer music festivals, including the Spoleto Festival - South Carolina and the Aspen Music Festivals - Colorado. She has also played bluegrass and western swing with the CSOkies, a country-western band. Recently has also played with piano-harmonica musician, and Grammy winner Howard Levy, including on Balkan Samba CDs (see right). see their photo together at left.

1979-present

on sabbatical leave 1994-1995

 

Feinzimer, Samuel

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1912-1989)

viola (also as a student trained with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, WGN Chicago radio staff orchestra in 1930s, later with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Feinzimer was Principal viola. also played in the Chicago Civic Opera)

 

Came to the United States when he was 10 and subsequently changed from the violin to viola while playing in his Chicago High School orchestra.

1945-1988

Felber, Herman Julius, Jr.

son of Herman Felber Sr.

(Illinois 1892-1964)

violin (also Chicago String Quartet: Herman Felber Jr. first, Carl Fasshauer second, Robert Dolejsi viola, John Lingeman cello, also the Russian Trio, Herman Felber Jr. violin, Nina Mesirow-Minchin piano, Ennio Bolognini cello), also conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 1934-1959, long-time Chicago radio station WLS staff orchestra conductor and also conductor of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra)

 

Herman Felber's good friend Robert Dolejsi from the Chicago String Quartet also played in the WLS radio orchestra.

1911-1916

Felber, (Franz) Herman Julius, Sr.

father of Herman Felber Jr.

(Germany 1871-1946)

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1908

cello and also trumpet, cornet (also Victor Grabel's Orchestral Band of Chicago 143)

 

Emigrated to the US from Saxony, Germany in 1892. Retired from the Chicago Symphony in 1933 due to illness 129

1900-1933

Ferner, Walter Valentine

(Maryland 1880-1952)

cello (also San Francisco Symphony Principal cello 1921-1925, left to join the Persinger String Quartet: Louis Persinger first, Louis Ford second, Nathan Firestone viola and Walter Ferner cello - see 1928 photo at left)

1915-1919

Fernschild, Frederick A.

bassoon

1894-1896

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Ferrin, Richard

(Kansas 1926-2008)

violin, viola (also Seattle Symphony Principal viola in the 1960s, Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble)

 

Studied as a student at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, and later at the Eastman School of Music and in the Jascha Heifetz master class at the University of Southern California. Also he studied at the Sibelius Academy - Finland, as a Sibelius scholar in 1957. Awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service by the Chicago Symphony. He taught in his early career at Texas Wesleyan College and in Chicago at Roosevelt University.

1967-2006

Fiala, Rudolph

(Minnesota 1884-1970)

viola (also played early in his career in the Shostac String Quartet: Henri Shostac first, Henry Selinger second, Rudolph Fiala viola, Adolph Hoffman cello)

 

born to Czech parents who emigrated to Minnesota in 1881. Studied at Machek's School of Music, Chicago.

1917-1920, 1922-1952

Fiatarone, Frank Anthony

(Illinois 1917-2007)

violin

1948-1996

Filerman, David

cello

1944-1946

Finerman, Aaron J.

violin

1923-1956

Fink, Albert

violin

1893-1895

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Fischer, Gotthold

violin

1901-1902

Fischer, Irwin L.

keyboard

1944-1966

Fishman, Joseph

oboe

1940-1948

Fitzek, Joseph

viola, violin

1891-1922

Fitzek, Rudolf (Rudolph)

viola, violin

1896-1923

Fleezanis, Jorja Kay

(Michigan 1952- )

violin (also Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster in about 1976-1977, Trio d'Accordo based in Cincinnati: Jorja Fleezanis violin, Yizhak Schotten viola, Karen Andrie cello in late 1970s, San Francisco Symphony Associate Concertmaster 1981-1989. Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster 1989-2009)

 

Studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Taught at the San Francisco Conservatory 1981-1989, and at the University of Minnesota School of Music, and at the Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University. also at the Interlochen Arts Academy (where she also studied as a student in 1966-1967) and the Interlochen Summer Camp. Active in contemporary music, Fleezanis, with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, gave the 1994 premier of the Violin Concerto written in 1993 by John Adams (1947- ).

1975-1976

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Foidart, Charles

viola

1944-1947

Forkert, Richard

horn, Wagner tuba - part of the original Chicago horn quartet of C. August Mueller, Carl Beyer, Frank Chapek, and Richard Forkert.

1891-1898

Fox, Hugo

(Indiana 1897-1969)

Hugo Fox in 1924, early in his Chicago Symphony career

Principal bassoon

 

Studied with two Chicago Symphony bassoons: Adolf Weiss 1916-1917 and in the early 1920s with Walter Guetter, his distinguished predecessor as Principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony. In 1949, Hugo Fox founded the Fox Bassoon Company which produced itss first commercial bassoon in 1951, and by 1983, Fox production was of "...700 instruments ranging in price from $2,000 to more than $7,000..." 123.

1922-1949

Frank, William Phillip

(Pennsylvania 1876-1932)

horn 1901-1923 and 1927-1932, Principal horn 1923-1927

 

William Frank also designed and manufactured French horns beginning in 1910, creating the William Frank Company. He received his initial training working for instrument manufacturer Frank Holton & Co. in Wisconsin.

1901-1932

 

(died during the season, age only 56)

Franke, Cornelius

violin (also Associate Concertmaster Philadelphia Orchestra 1901-1902)

1902-1903

Fraser, Barbara

violin

1975-1996

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Freeman, Harold

clarinet, E-Flat clarinet

1935-1936

Friedlander, Ernst

cello

1955-1956

Friedman, Jay

(Illinois 1939- )

Jay Friedman on tour in Vienna (standing next to a friend)

Principal trombone April, 1965-present, trombone 1962-April, 1965 (also Florida Symphony, and as conductor, Music Director of Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest - Illinois)

 

Chicago Musical College, Yale BMus, studied composition at Roosevelt University. Also, said to be a horse trainer when not playing. See Jay's interesting website www.jayfriedman.net including articles on music and conducting and his CD The Singing Trombone.

1962-present

Jay Friedman playing bass trumpet 1971

Friedrich, Louis A.

(Germany 1847-1930?)

contrabassoon 1891-1910, third bassoon 1910-1911 (in 1910-1911, Louis Friedrich was third bassoon, while Oscar Friedrich was contrabassoon. Oscar Friedrich also played double bass when needed)

 

Louis Friedrich emigrated to the US from Leipzig, Germany in 1867.

1891-1911

Friedrich, Ludwig

(Germany 1843-before 1920)

second oboe, viola

 

Ludwig Friedrich emigrated to the US in 1883.

1891-1892

 

Ludwig Friedrich left the CSO in mid-season 1891-1892 and was succeeded in the second oboe chair by Frederick Allner.

Friedrich, Oscar

contrabassoon, bassoon, bass

1910-1912

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Fritsche, Robert

(Germany 1865- )

horn, Wagner tuba

1893-1896

Fruh, Karl

cello

1942-1945

Fuchs, Alan W.

horn

1953-1956

Funakoshi, Kozue

(Japan about 1972- )

violin (as a student, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster, also Cleveland Orchestra violin 1997-2000. active in chamber music, Funakoshi played in the Cleveland Orchestra chamber music series and the Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 

Studied at the Tokyo College of Music BMus. Active in music festivals, including the Kurashiki Music Festival - Japan. Participated in two orchestral tours: Thüringer Philharmonic 1993 tour of Germany and the 1993 US tour of her music school, the Tokyo College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

2000-present

Furman, Julius Samuel

flute, piccolo

1908-1923

 

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Gagné, Hermine

(Canada 1979- )

violin (also Foresome Quartet, Les Violons du Roy, La Pietà, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval - Québec, Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago)

 

While studying at Rice, she also played as a sub with the Houston Orchestra

February 2003-present

Gangursky, Nathaniel

(Russia 1903-1975)

double bass (also a Chicago theater musician before the Chicago Symphony, later became a Hollywood sessions recording musician, well known for his Sinatra and other session recordings)

 

His father, Mark Gangursky was a Chicago opera singer. Gangursky studied with New York Philharmonic double bassist Herman Reinshagen.

1936-1937

Gangursky, Ruth

Harp

1931-1932

Gardner, Samuel

violin

1915-1916

Gaskins, Benjamin A.

(Pennsylvania 1904-1957) died in spring 1957, said to have been a suicide

Principal piccolo (also Goldman Band, Leonard B. Smith Concert Band in 1954, Cleveland Orchestra 1921-1929, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in 1933, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra flute and piccolo, New York Philharmonic piccolo and Personnel Manager late 1940s-early 1950s, NBC Symphony under Toscanini 1937-1940s)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

1954-apring 1957

Gatterfeld, Emil A.

(Germany 1873-1964)

Principal tuba 1914-1917, tuba 1911-1914, 1917-1919, double bass 1911-1919 (same unusual instrumental combination of tuba and double bass as his Principal tuba predecessor Frederick Otte and successor William Dietrichs). Emil Gatterfeld was primarily know as a double bass player and was Principal double bass with the Cincinnati Symphony 1906-1907, and played double bass with the New York Symphony 1907-1908. After the Chicago Symphony, Gatterfeld was double bass player with the Chicago Civic Opera 1923-1924, and a theater musician in Chicago)

1911-1919

Gaunt, Susanna

Susanna Gaunt with colleague Jim Smelser   photo: Brian Kersey

horn (prior to the Chicago Symphony, Gaunt was an active San Francisco based freelance musician, playing with the San Francisco Symphony, LucasArts Productions as a movie musician, the California Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony - California. also San Diego Symphony Third horn, San Antonio Symphony Third/Associate Principal horn, North Carolina Symphony Third horn and Fourth horn)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory BMus 1992. Active in music festivals, she has performed at Music in the Vineyards - California, the Pacific Music Festival - Japan and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Her husband, Matthew Gaunt active in chamber groups teaches tuba at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin.

January 2006-present

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Gebhardt, Otto J. H.

(Germany 1864- )

Otto Gebhardt circa 1916

Principal trombone (also Minneapolis Symphony Principal trombone 1911-1920)

1891-1904

Geffert, Edward William

(Illinois 1880- )

trombone 1921-1929, 1939-1941, Principal trombone 1929-1939 (also Philadelphia Orchestra second trombone 1917-1921)

 

Brian Frederiksen in his fine book on Arnold Jacobs quotes Frank Crisafulli: "...Geffert, who was ailing, did not want the responsibility of being first chair and actually asked that I play first..." 66

1921-1941

Gennusa, Ignatius "Iggy"

(Philadelphia 1920-2003)

Principal clarinet (also Radio City Music Hall - New York, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC, Baltimore Symphony Principal clarinet 1951-1972)

 

Studied with his Italian-born father Joseph Gennusa Sr. (1889-1987), and at the Curtis Institute Class of 1943. Taught at the Peabody Conservatory 1951-1993. It is said that his season as Principal clarinet in Chicago under Raphael Kubelik was intended to be limited to one season, while the Orchestra identified a successor

1950-1951

Germano, Rocco

(Indiana 1921- )

viola (also South Bend Chamber Music Society)

 

Studied at Notre Dame University - Indiana about 1943. Taught for 24 years in the South Bend, Indiana school system 1965-1989.

1949-1954

Geyer, Charles E.

(Illinois 1944- )

fourth trumpet 1966-1974 then second trumpet 1974-1978 (also Chicago Civic Orchestra - training orchestra as a student. Chicago Lyric Opera 1964-1966, Chicago Little Symphony. also Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Eastman Brass, Chicago Brass Quintet. following Chicago, Houston Symphony Principal trumpet 1978-1980)

 

Studied at Northwestern University - Chicago BMus with Bud Herseth and Vincent Cichowicz, whom he succeeded as second trumpet in the 1974-1975 season, and Northwestern University MMus. Prolific teacher including at Northwester University. then Eastman School of Music beginning 1980.

1966-1978

Gilbertsen, James

(Wisconsin )

photograph by Todd Rosenberg

trombone 1968-1982, Associate Principal trombone 1982-2011 (also Florida Symphony Principal trombone)

 

Studied at Northwestern University and the American Conservatory - Chicago.

1968-2011

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Gingrich, Daniel

(Illinois 1953- )

Associate Principal horn 2002-present, Assistant Principal Horn/Utility horn 1975-2002 (also Rochester Philharmonic 1972-1974, National Symphony of Washington DC 1974-1975, also Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble. A fine example of Daniel Gingrich's playing is in the Kurt Weil Threepenny Opera recording of the Chicago Pro Musica on Reference Recordings - see right)

 

Studied at Roosevelt University - Chicago Musical College. His wife Mary Barnes-Gingrich is also a freelance horn player in Chicago.

1975-present

Ginsburg, Ralph

violin

1916-1923

Glass, Reinhard F.

(Germany 1848-1910)

double bass

1891-1910

 

died during the 1910-1911 season on October 1, 1910 166.

Glazer, Leonore B.

(Illinois 1935-1993)

cello (also Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras student training orchestra)

 

Active in summer festivals including Marlboro - Vermont in 1964 103. Taught at the Chicago Musical College and early in her career at the Lehnhoff School of Music and Dance.

1964-1993

 

died on July 27, 1993 just prior to the 1993-1994 season 113

Glazer, Robert

viola

1961-1967

Glenecke, Thomas Joseph

(Illinois 1895-1979)

percussion (also a Chicago theater musician in the early 1930s and played in the WPA Orchestra of Chicago in the late 1930s)

 

Still remembered from his playing in the Rafael Kubelik/CSO recordings, including Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

1946-1951

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Goebert, Adolf

(Germany 1868- )

viola

 

emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1893-1896

Golan, Joseph

(Illinois 1930-2011)

Joseph Golan in 1953 photo: Chicago Symphony archives

Principal Second 1969-2002, violin 1953-1969 (also WGN radio orchestra, New Orleans Symphony)

 

Gave the world premiere in 1980 of the Richard Manners (1941- ) Violin Concerto with Kazuhiro Koizumi. Golan tells the story of how Solti selected him as Principal Second: "...I went out onto the stage, feeling like death warmed over, when suddenly, I started to talk to Solti, who was seated in the hall. 'Mr.Solti, I like to improvise. Would you mind if I play a little jazz, gypsy and klezmer music?' For all I knew, Solti would say 'Next'! However, he said, 'Go ahead, Mr.Golan. I... proceeded...in all those styles. After about five minutes, Solti stopped me and said 'Mr. Golan, now that you've established the key of D Minor, would you please play the Beethoven Violin Concerto in the key of D Major?' I did, and I got the job..."

1953-2002

 

Goldman (Coleman), Alfred

viola

1928-1930

Goldstein, Rachel (Iowa ) married to Stephen Lester

violin (also Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, Gagliano Chamber Players, New York String Orchestra)

 

One of two current CSO violinists from Iowa City, the other being Fox Fehling

1989-present

Goldstein, Arthur

(1925-2009)

horn (also Radio City Music Hall)

1952-1953

González, Rubén

(Argentina 1939- )

Concertmaster (also I Virtuosi di Roma - Italy in about 1966. also Teatro Colón and the Orquesta Nacional de Argentina in the late 1960s. then North German Radio Orchestra Concertmaster - Hamburg about 1970. Associate Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra in 1970s and Houston Symphony Concertmaster under Sergiu Comissiona 1981-1986)

 

Anne Mischakoff Heiles in her fascinating book America's Concertmasters 3 writes of González's training: "...González studied with Osvaldo Pessina in Buenos Aires, Salomon Baron in France, and Riccardo Bregola in Italy...". After the Chicago Symphony, González devoted himself to exploration of philosophy, as well as to aiding younger musicians.

1986-1996

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Goodsell, Benjamin

(Ohio 1902-1960)

violin (also a staff musician at Chicago radio station WGN in the late 1920s. also Saint Louis Symphony 183.

 

Studied first with his music teacher father Howard Goodsell at Northern Normal and Industrial School, South Dakota. In late 1930s, Head of the Music Department at Montana State College 184.  In 1940s, taught music at Bethany College, Kansas.

1925-1935

Gordon, Jacques (or Jakob)

(Russia 1899-1948) suffered a stroke, dying at age 49

Concertmaster (also Gordon String Quartet in 1930 consisted of Jacques Gordon first, Edwin Edeler second, Joseph Vieland viola and Nahoum Benditsky (later spelled Naoum Benditzky) cello; in the late 1930s, the Gordon String Quartet consisted of Jacques Gordon first, David Sackson second, William Lincer viola, Nahoum Benditsky cello with Fritz Magg later succeeding Hahoum Benditsky, Gordon also conducted Chicago WPA Orchestra during 1930s)

 

Studied at the Imperial Conservatory in St. Petersburg 1912. Taught at the Eastman School of Music prior to his early death.

1921-1930

Gradman, Edward

(Illinois 1912-1979)

violin (also DePaul String Quartet, also Chicago Civic String Quartet: Mark Kondratieff first, Paul Kahn second, Edward Gradman, Jenska Slebos cello)

1936-1976

Graef, Richard Keith

(Indiana 1942- )

Assistant Principal flute (also Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Principal flute 1966-1968, Juliani Ensemble, Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble reflecting his interest in the baroque flute and performance style)

 

Studied at Oberlin Conservatory BMus, Indiana University MMus. Graef's son, also Richard Graef is Assistant Principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony, and Richard Jr.'s wife is a flutist.

1968-present

Graham, Allan

(Illinois 1912- )

percussion 1945-1946, Principal percussion 1946-1952

 

Listen to Allan Graham in the famous Kubelik/CSO 1953 recording of Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, not matched until the Reiner/CSO recording a few years later.

1945-1954

Grainger, Bruce

Assistant Principal bassoon, bassoon

 

Recorded a fine CD Duets; Li Kuo Chang viola, Bruce Grainger bassoon, Richard Hirschl cello with Jerry Fuller double bass (see right).

1986-1996

 

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Greenbaum, David

(Scotland 1908-1974)

cello (also Cleveland Orchestra cello 1941-1944. also a New York recording sessions musician between the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony. also Chicago Arts Quartet: Philip Scharf first, Adrian Da Prato second, Isadore Zverow viola, David Greenbaum cello)

 

Taught at the Lehnhoff School of Music Chicago in the 1950s 155.

1948-1974

Grienauer, Carl

cello

1892-1893

Griffin, David

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

fourth horn (also Rochester Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Houston Symphony, also wind quintet Prairie Winds)

 

Northwestern University BMus 1987. With composer Cliff Colnot, arranged for first recent performance the Milhaud 1939 film music Cavalcade d’amour. Recorded premiere of Bruce Broughton Sonata for Horn and Piano

1995-present

Grocock, Robert Gordon

(Connecticut 1926- )

fourth trumpet while he was still teaching at DePauw University (also Rochester Philharmonic extra while studying at Eastman 143)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus and MMus. He also taught at the Eastman School and at DePauw University - Indiana 1950-1987. Taught at the at the National Music Camp at Interlochen - Michigan 1952-1959 and 1963-1970 143.

1951-1952

Gross, Julius (Gottfried Ernst Julius)

(Germany 1874- )

clarinet (also Chicago Grand Opera Company orchestra under Joseph Rafaefli and related opera companies about 1915-1930)

 

Trained in Germany and also Chicago, emigrating to Chicago at age 14.

1896-1898, 1903-1908, 1914-1915

Grossman, Jerry

(Massachusetts 1950- )

cello (also New York Philharmonic cello 1984-1986, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal cello 1986-present, Orpheus Ensemble in the 1990s, active in the Marlboro Music Festival - Vermont)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute with David Soyer, Class of 1971.

1984-1986

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Guetter, (Julius) Walter (Pennsylvania 1895-1937) nephew of Adolf Guetter , Boston Symphony Principal bassoon

bassoon 1915-1916, Principal bassoon 1916-1918, 1919-1922 (also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal bassoon 1922-1937) Walter Guetter played briefly for the Philadelphia Orchestra in early 1915, upon return from Germany, then auditioned for CSO in Summer 1915, and joined Chicago in September, 1915.

 

Studied with uncle Adolf Guetter at Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory - Berlin 1910-1914.

Walter Guetter, sickly during 1930s, died of cancer May 1, 1937 aged only 42.

1915-1922

Gunn, Jennifer M.

(Pennsylvania ) married to Jonathan Gunn Cincinnati Symphony clarinet.

piccolo (also Principal flute Fort Wayne Philharmonic 2001-2004, Louisville Orchestra Assistant Principal flute 2004-2005, MusicNOW contemporary music series)

 

Duquesne University - Pittsburgh BMus.

June 2005-present

Guntermann, Ernest

flute

1942-1943

Gunther, Arthur

(Germany 1877-1938)

trombone, bass trombone

 

Emigrated to the US as a child with his family in 1883.

1911-1938

 

Arthur Gunther died at the beginning of the 1938-1939 season on November 5, 1938.

Guastafeste, Joseph

(New York 1930- )

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Principal double bass (also New Orleans Symphony about 1947-1949, Dallas Symphony about 1949-1961, Chicago Pro Musica chamber music group)

 

Studied the Juilliard School. In the 1998-1999 Chicago season, Guastafeste gave the premier of the Elias Tanenbaum (1924-2008) Concerto commissioned by the Chicago Symphony. Active in summer music festivals, including the Chautauqua Festival - New York and the Casals Festival - Puerto Rico. Guastafeste and his wife Yvette have also created a sculpture garden of statues of double basses in a property donated by them in norther New York state - perhaps will become a tourist attraction!

1961-2010

Guttenberger, Gerhard

(1846-after 1920)

violin

1894-1897

Chicago Symphony Bassoon Section 1977: (l to r) Willard Elliot, John Raitt, Wilbur Simpson, Burl Lane

 

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Haferburg, Carl

viola

1904-1907

Hagstrom, John R.

(Illinois 1965- )

Fourth/Utility trumpet November, 1996-October 1997, Second trumpet October, 1997-present (also Wichita Symphony Orchestra Principal trumpet, US Marine Band)

 

Studied at Eastman School of Music. While in Wichita taught at Wichita State University. John Hagstrom was one of the initiators of Dream Out Loud, a music education advocacy partnership between the CSO and the Yamaha Corporation which encourages students, teachers, and parents in playing an instrument. He recorded several CDs including a fine selection of works with the DePaul University Wind Ensemble on Albany Records (see right). Hagstrom also teaches at DePaul University - Chicago.

1996-present

Hall, Tom M.

(Florida about 1943- )

violin (also State Symphony of Florida Concertmaster and assistant conductor. also United States Army Strings about 1966-1969 and while in Washington DC, Concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Baroque Arts Chamber Orchestra, and Baroque Arts String and Richmond Symphony violin. active in chamber music throughout his career, a founder of the Meridian String Quartet which toured the US. in Chicago, the Contemporary Arts Quartet - later the Chicago Arts Quartet. DePaul University Chamber Orchestra Conductor 2001-2008)

 

Studied at Florida State University - Tallahassee BMus and MMus with honors 1966. Tom Hall earned the Theodore Thomas Medallion of Distinguished Service from the Chicago Symphony in 2006. Tom Hall was Sir George Solti's first new musician selection. 1982-1986 and 2002-2003 he was editor of Senza Sordino, the publication of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians - ICSOM.

1970-2006

Hamburg, George Washington

(Illinois 1886-1963)

Principal tuba, succeeded by Arnold Jacobs (prior to the Chicago Symphony, Hamburg was and orchestra musician at the La Salle Theater, Chicago)

 

Studied first with his Danish musician father, Peter Hansen Hamburg (1841-1918). Brother Peter F. Hamburg (1876-1944) was also a Chicago theater musician.

1920-1944

Hamilton, Laura

(California 1959- )

violin (also New Jersey Symphony Principal Second violin, Metropolitan Opera first violin 1986-1999, Principal Associate Concertmaster 1999-present)

 

Studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. Active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont, Manchester Music Festival - Vermont and the Bard Festival - New York.

1985-1986

Hancock, Walter Sidney

violin, Personnel Manager, viola (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221.

1921-1961

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Hand, Arthur

(Illinois 1883-1944)

violin

 

Studied first with his German-born orchestral violinist father John A. Hand 205.

1913-1944

Handke, Paul

(Germany 1867-1944)

Principal trumpet 1903-1907, Second trumpet 1907-1912, Librarian 1916-1943 and Fifth trumpet 1926-1933. (also Munich Hofoper trumpet 1894-1899, Vienna Hofoper and Vienna Philharmonic 1899-1900 108. Philadelphia Orchestra trumpet, perhaps invited by Fritz Scheel for two seasons: 1901-1902 and Principal trumpet 1902-1903. In Philadelphia, played in the Spring Bethlehem Bach Festival one hour outside Philadelphia, and the the Cincinnati May Festival in 1903.)

 

Studied in Munich with Albert Meichelt Sr., father of Albert Meichelt Jr., who also was a Philadelphia Orchestra colleague for two seasons 1902-1904. When Paul Handke emigrated to the U.S. in 1901, he brought with him his hand transcriptions of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat major composed in 1796.

1903-1912, 1916-1943

Hanna, Alexander

(Ohio 1986- )

Principal double bass (also Detroit Symphony Principal double bass 2008-2012. while at Curtis, he was a substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He was also Principal double bass of the Haddonfield Symphony - New Jersey)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 2008. Also active in summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Festival - Massachusetts and the Verbier Festival - Switzerland.

June 2012-present

 

After his audition in March 2012, joined the CSO and Riccardo Muti four their April 2012 tour to Russia and Italy.

Hansen, James Roger

violin

1946-1983

Hardin (Romer), Peggy

flute, piccolo

1945-1951

Harris, Erik

double bass

1989-1993

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Harris, Graham

violin

1916-1917

Harth, Sidney

(Ohio 1925-2011)

Concertmaster (also Concertmaster and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, with his wife Teresa Testa Harth sitting next to him as Assistant Concertmaster - she was later Principal Second violin of the Lyric Opera. Pursuing conducting, he was Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra in Seattle, Principal Conductor of the Natal Symphony Orchestra - South Africa, Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and long-time Music Director of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival in Louisiana.

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, graduating in 1947 with honors. In New York City, pursued his studied with Mishel Piastro . Taught at (among others) the Hartt College of Music at the University of Connecticut, and the University of Texas - Houston.

1959-1962

Hartl, John (Johann Franz Hart'l)

(Austria 1878-1956)

Principal trumpet January 1912-March 1912, trumpet 1912-1915 (also St. Louis Symphony 1915-1916, 1921-1942, Minneapolis Symphony 1917-1919)

 

When Jacob Borodkin  was replaced by Frederick Stock 129,143 in January 1912, John Hartl was appointed Principal trumpet to complete the 1911-1912 season. Hartl then moved to Second trumpet 1912-1915 prior to a long career with the Saint Louis Symphony.

1911-1915

Harvanek, Bohuslav G.

(1904-1974)

violin

1952-1974

Hase, Albin

(1878- )

double bass

1906-1909

Hausen, Martin

violin

1892-1893

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Hebs, William (or Wilhelm)

(Germany 1881-1960)

Second trumpet (also Seattle Symphony and Second trumpet Saint Louis Symphony 1910-1915 under Max Zach and sitting next to Principal trumpet George Glessner. also New York Stadium concerts Principal trumpet summer 1921 under Victor Herbert. also active as a performer and a conductor in the Chicago German society the Rheinische Gesangverein in the 1930s and with the Little Philharmonic Orchestra of Chicago in 1939. Hebs was a substitute trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera 1942-1944 143)

 

emigrated to the US in 1903 to Saint Louis, where he became a US citizen in 1911. William Hebs may have been of a pugnacious character, since the press had at least three accounts of him being in altercations with other musicians, including while the CSO was on tour.

1915-1921

Hecker, Carl

violin

1913-1919

Hector, William

violin

1943-1956

Heiland, Fritz

violin

1891-1893

Heinickel, Arthur Herbert

(Illinois 1872-1963)

cello (also the Heinickel Concert Ensemble in the late 1920s and early 1930s)

1895-1904, 1907-1925

Helleberg, (Anders Christian) August

(Denmark 1861-1936)

photo thanks to BSO musician Douglas Yeo with his excellent trombone website www.yeodoug.com

Principal tuba, bass trombone (also Theodore Thomas orchestra of New York, New York Philharmonic - twice, Sousa Band 1898-1903, Goldman Band, Metropolitan Opera)

 

Freelance tuba in New York City 1880-1882. Also a bass trombone virtuoso.  August Helleberg's older brother John (Johannes) 1856-after 1910 was also tuba in the Sousa Band, as was his son August Helleberg, Jr 1892-1978.

(information from Jørgen Voigt Arnsted excellent website 59)

1891-1895

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Helm, Richard

double bass

1891-1893

Helms, Christian Jr. brother of Otto Helms

(Illinois 1855-1920)

bass trombone

 

Studied first with his musician and bandmaster father Christian Helms Sr. (1832-after 1901)

1891-1892

Helms, Otto H. brother of Christian Helms Jr.

(Illinois 1866-1903) died at age 36

flute

 

Studied first with his musician and bandmaster father Christian Helms Sr. (1832-after 1901)

1893-1895

Hendrickson, Russell Elrude

(Washington 1894-1987)

cello (during World War 1, played in the band of the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago. also played in the orchestra of the Stratford Theatre - Chicago 1920-1923)

1923-1955

Henigbaum, John

horn

1949-1951

Henoch, Michael L. married to Louise Dixon

(Illinois 1949- )

Assistant Principal oboe (also Chicago Lyric Opera. Joined the CSO while a graduate student at Northwestern University. also in 1996, named artistic co-director of the Chicago Chamber Musicians.  In 2008, founded Dempster St. Pro Musica, a chamber group)

 

Studied at the at the Interlochen Arts Academy, then at Northwestern University BMus and MMus. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival Principal oboe 1970. Among the many CDs featuring Henoch's playing, particularly joyful is Maiden Voyage, chamber music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven with Nathan Cole, Lawrence Neuman, and Brant Taylor (see right)

1972-present

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Hensel, Adolph August

(1895-1952)

violin

1929-1930

Herbert, David

(grew up in Missouri)

Principal timpani (also New World Symphony in Florida under Michael Tilson Thomas prior to joining the San Francisco Symphony as Principal timpani 1994-2013.  Following highly-publicized friction between David Herbert and SFS management, Herbert departed for the Chicago Symphony Principal timpani in July, 2013, although still listed in the SFS roster as on-leave for the 2013-2014 season, with Alex Orfaly as acting SFS Principal timpani.)

 

Studied piano initially with his pianist parents in Saint Louis, then studied at the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music BMus and at the Juilliard School - Masters in percussion performance. Gave the premier of William Kraft (1923- ) Concerto no. 2 for Timpani: The Grand Encounter in 2005 (see right), and also the Kraft Concerto no. 1 for Timpani, soloist in Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ and Percussion, and Michael Tilson Thomas’s Island Music. also active in summer festivals, including as Principal timpani with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony - Idaho, and since 2009 at the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado. He teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

2013-present

 

moved to the Chicago Symphony Principal timpani position in July, 2013

David Herbert with 16 timpani rehearsing the Kraft Concerto no. 2 (photo: Oliver Theil)

Herner, Julius

(Germany 1866-1950)

cello (also long-time cello of the Chicago Civic Opera and other opera orchestras. Was a New York City musician in the years after Chicago, including in the Victor Herbert Orchestra in the 1910s)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1899.

1901-1903

Herring, Marilyn

Librarian

1982-1997

Herseth, Adolph Sylvester 'Bud'

(Minnesota 1921-2013)

Principal trumpet 1948-2001, Emeritus Principal trumpet 2001-2004

 

'Bud' Herseth studied first with his musician father Adolph Herseth Sr. who was a band master and cornet player.  He then studied with Boston Symphony musicians Marcel LaFosse and Georges Mager at the New England Conservatory of Music.  Herseth graduated from Luther College in Iowa.  Herseth was a modern legend, Principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony for 53 seasons.

1948-2004

 

Principal trumpet for 53 seasons !

 

Hershow, Russell M.

(New York )

violin (also Baltimore Symphony 1987-1989, Pittsburgh Symphony 1989 partial season, Grand Teton Music Festival)

1989-present

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Herzog, Jascha

violin

1952-1953

Hess, Frederick (Friedrich)

cello

1891-1895

Hesse, Helen

(Germany 1896- )

violin (also Southern Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina 196 in 1940s and 1950s)

 

Emigrated from Mannheim, Germany in 1936. She played a Guadagnini violin. Taught at the University of South Carolina in 1940s and 1950s.

1943-1946

Hesselbach, (Wilhelm Gustav) Otto

(Germany 1862- )

oboe and English horn 1904-1928, English horn 1893-1904, also viola

 

Emigrated to the US in 1893. Although Hesselbach became a naturalized citizen in 1912, in late 1918 he was briefly dropped from the Chicago Federation of Musicians because he had made ":alleged disloyal utterances": 168 (this about the time that Karl Muck, conductor of the Boston Symphony was arrested and interned).

1893-1928

Hildebrandt, Charles

violin

1891-1892

Hilliges, Richard

(Germany 1858- )

violin

 

emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1893-1897

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Hillmann, Carl

Principal Second violin 1893-1894, 1907-1911, viola and violin 1894-1907, 1911-1919

1893-1919

Hirschl, Richard W.

(Missouri 1965- )

cello (also Meridian String Quartet, Piacenza Chamber Players, also the Lincoln String Quartet: Qing Hou first, Lei Hou second, Lawrence Neuman viola and Richard Hirschl cello)

 

Studied first with his cellist father Richard C. Hirschl in Washington, Missouri. Then at the at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan. Gain admisstion to the Juilliard School BMus 1987 and MMus 1988. Also taught for one semester at Juilliard, and won the concerto competition, leading to his debut performance in Avery Fischer Hall. Hirschl teaches at the Chicago Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Recorded a fine CD Duets; Li Kuo Chang viola, Bruce Grainger bassoon, Richard Hirschl cello with Jerry Fuller double bass (see right).

1989-present

 

Hladky, Frank or Franz

(then Bohemia, now Czech 1867-after 1939)

violin (also New York Symphony 128)

 

Studied in Prague, and emigrated to Chicago in 1891. In the 1920s and 1930s, became a music and band instructor at Oklahoma A & M University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

1893-1916

 

did not complete the full 1909-1910 season

Hoffman, Adolf G.

cello (also the Sinfornia Trio of Cincinnati: Ernest LaParade first, Adolf Hoffman cello, Albert V. Young piano in 1908, and the Schostac Quartette: Henri Schostac first, Joseph Silberstein second, Caesar Linden viola and Adolf Hoffman cello in 1907)

 

Adolf Hoffman also composed and arranged many works, available for groups of various sizes, and for students.

1913-1914, 1919-1921

Hoffmann, C.

viola

1891-1892

Hofmeester, Theodore (Theodorus Marinus)

(Netherlands 1865-1955)

clarinet (also the Gothenburg Symphony - Sweden under Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

1909-1911

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Holz, Frank

(Hungary 1890-1971)

second trumpet 1926-1931, fourth trumpet 1931-1950, also, in the early years, doubled on violin when necessary. (prior to the Chicago Symphony, played in Chicago theaters, including the Wilson Avenue Theater and the Chicago Theater 129. also played with the Lizalzi Theater Company which seems to have been a vaudeville company)

 

His musical training was both in Hungary and in Chicago where he emigrated with his family at age 14. After losing his position in Chicago, Frank Holz relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.

1926-1950

Honoré, Marcel François Alfred

oboe, English horn (also Tollefsen Concerts in New York in 1940s)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Second accessit 1914, Second prix 1919, Premier prix 1921 - the same year as Jean Devergie long time Assistant Principal oboe of the Boston Symphony won his Premier prix.

1929-1931

Hoss, Wendell

(Kansas 1892-1980)

Principal horn 1922-1923, horn 1917-1918 (also horn in the Olympic Theater orchestra - Chicago before the Chicago Symphony. also Los Angeles Philharmonic in its founding season 1919-1920, Cleveland Orchestra Principal horn 1921-1922 and 1930-1932, Rochester Philharmonic Principal horn 1924-1930, Pittsburgh Symphony under Reiner 1940-1941, then moving back to California, for eighteen years in the 1950s and 1960s played in the Walt Disney studio recording orchestra and other Hollywood studio orchestras)

 

Wendell Hoss was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Horn Club and the International Horn Society.

1917-1918, 1922-1923

Hostetler, Scott M.

(Indiana 1976- )

English horn (also Erie Philharmonic - Pennsylvania Second oboe 1997-1999, Kalamazoo Symphony - Michigan Principal oboe 2000-2002)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus.

2002-present

Hou, Lei sister of Qing Hou

(China )

violin - Lei Hou at the time of her Chicago Symphony audition was also accepted by the Cleveland Orchestra, but entered Chicago with her sister Qing Hou (also National Symphony of Washington 1991-1997, also the Lincoln String Quartet: Qing Hou first, Lei Hou second, Lawrence Neuman viola and Richard Hirschl cello. also, the Manchester String Quartet, Aurora Trio)

 

Studied at the Peabody Conservatory - Baltimore earning BMus and MMus. Also active in summer music festivals, including being a Fellow at the Tanglewood Festival - Massachusetts, the El Paso Festival - Texas, the West Maryland Festival, and the Sun Valley Festivals - Idaho.

1997-present

Hou, Qing married to Lawrence Neuman, sister of Lei Hou

(China about 1969- )

photo: Larissa Rolley

violin (also San Francisco Symphony, Lincoln String Quartet with violist husband Lawrence Neuman, and the Ravel Piano Trio: Qing Hou violin, Lawrence Neuman viola, Kenneth Olsen cello, John Novacek piano)

 

Studied at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Also studied at the Peabody Conservatory - Baltimore and the New England Conservatory - Boston. Active in summer music festivals, including the Andover Chamber Music Society - Massachusetts and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony - Idaho.

1997-present

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Houdek, Joseph (Josef) J.

double bass

1914-1944

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Hough, Howard

double bass

1927-1930, 1944-1948

Hovnanian, Michael J.

(Washington 1961- )

double bass (also San Antonio Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Victoria Symphony - BC. Plays with Gunnelpumpers, Chicago Bass Ensemble, Music of the Baroque, Ars Viva Symphony)

 

Studied at University of Washington about 1978-1979, briefly New England Conservatory, California Institute of the Arts 1983. If you want to read a really interesting (and good) blog by a symphony musician, see www.csobassblog.blogspot.com by a "bass in an orchestra located in a large midwestern city".

1989-present

Howell, Thomas

(1948- )

left to right: Richard Oldberg, Thomas Howell, Dale Clevenger in 1974

horn, Associate Principal horn (also Music of the Baroque, Contemporary Players of the University of Chicago)

 

Studied with Joseph Eger at the Aspen Festival and School.

January 1971-1991

Huffman, Gerald Clemmie S.

(Indiana 1903-1981)

Third/Assistant Principal 1939-1942 and 1950-1951, Principal trumpet 1942-1946, Second trumpet 1946-1950 (also the John Philip Sousa Band 1925-1930. In the late 1930s, was bandmaster of the Kable Brothers Band, a private band in Illinois 44. also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221. after leaving the Chicago Symphony, Gerald Huffman ran a variety store in Denton, Maryland 1951-1959 143, and then worked in a warehouse 44, showing the vulnerability of following a musician's career. He retired to Texas)

 

Studied first with his music teacher father Isaac Newton Huffman (1883-1963) and then at the Dana Institute of Music - Ohio, and with Herbert L. Clarke in Ontario, Canada.

1939-1951

Human, Theodore

(Russia 1851-1933)

violin (also Beethoven Club chamber music in Boston, Boston Symphony violin 1882-1891, New York Symphony violin)

 

Human studied composition with Boston Symphony conductor Georg Henschel

1891-1892

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Hustana, Luis Allan (born Edward Allan Hutchinson)

(Wisconsin 1898-1983)

flute (also Frankfurt Museum Orchestra - Germany, Stuttgart Symphony - Germany in about 1925-1927)

 

Still named Edward Allan Hutchinson, studied first in Paris 1921-1922 and then at the Leipzig Conservatory - Germany 1922-1925.

1931-1932

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Hyde, Herbert E.

keyboard

1918-1919

Hyna, Edward Joseph

(Czech 1897- )

violin (also St. Louis Symphony in the mid-1920s)

1929-1943

Hyna, Henri Arnold John (Jindrich)

(Czech 1900-1955)

violin (also a Chicago theater musician in 1920, and the George Hrusa Orchestra in Chicago in 1921, Henri Hyna Orchestra of Chicago radio WIND in 1940s)

1925-1932

Hyna, Otto

(Czech 1886-1951)

double bass (also Minneapolis Symphony 1921-1923, and during World War 2 at age 55, Otto Hyna played in a US Army band. He played clarinet !)

 

Otto Hyna was to have been a concerto soloist with the Chicago Symphony in the 1950-1951 season, however he unfortunately became ill and later died in January, 1951.

1930-1950

 

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Igolnikov, Albert G.

(Russia 1935- )

Igolnikov in 2012, photo Todd Rosenberg

violin 1979-1989, Assistant Principal Second violin 1989-2012 (also twenty seasons Leningrad Philharmonic under Yevgeny Mravinsky)

 

Founding member of the New Russian Trio and Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble

1979-2012

Ilmer, Irving

(Austria 1919-1997)

violin (also Indianapolis Symphony, All-American Youth Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, left for Fine Arts String Quartet)

1946-1952

Ionescu, Mihaela

(Romania 1954- )

violin (also Biel/Bienne Symphony - Switzerland, Luzern Festival Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera, Athenaeum Ensemble)

 

Mihaela Ionescu is married to Shmuel Ashkenasi, founder and first violin of the Vermeer Quartet

1987-present

Israelievitch, Jacques

violin

1972-1978

Itte, Fritz

violin (also Dasch String Quartet: George Dasch first, Fritz Itte second, Otto Roehrborn viola, Carl Brueckner cello)

1900-1934

Izotov, Eugene

(Russia 1973- )

Principal oboe (also Izotof was Kansas City Symphony Principal oboe 1995-1996, Associate Principal oboe San Francisco Symphony 1996-2001, Metropolitan Opera Principal oboe 2002-2006. In New York, he was also active in the MET Chamber Ensemble)

 

Studied at Gnesin Academy of Music - Moscow, also Boston University B Fine Arts 1995. Active in summer music festivals including the Verbier Festival Orchestra - Switzerland, Pacific Music Festival - Japan teaching at both. Izotov recorded a beautiful CD Sound in Motion for Boston Records with a rich and innovative selection of oboe works, some not often heard (see right). Also, have a look at his interesting website: www.oboesolo.com

2006-present

 

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Jackson, Charles

horn

1944-1946

Jacobs, Arnold "Jake"

(Pennsylvania 1915-1998)

Born in Philadelphia but raised in California

Principal tuba (during his formative years, passed from cornet to trumpet to trombone to tuba. Also Indianapolis Symphony 1937-1939, Pittsburgh Symphony tuba 1939-1944, the second All-American Youth Orchestra touring in 1941, then 44 seasons with the CSO. Also Chicago Symphony Brass Quintet)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1936. Jacobs overcame the lung limitations of asthma to become one of the great tuba artists. There is a fine souvenir of Arnold Jacobs on CD for Summit Records (see right)

1944-1988

Jacobs, Harry

horn

1944-1949

Janes, Elmer August

(Illinois 1915-2001)

Assistant Principal trombone 1941-1942, bass trombone 1942-1945, Janes moved from Assistant Principal trombone to bass trombone while Edward Kleinhammer was in the US Army 1942-1945. (also long-time fourth trombone and bass trombone of the Detroit Symphony)

1941-1945

Janovsky, Ernest

bassoon

1918-1919

Jenning, Henry

violin

1893-1894

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Jennison, Paul

cello

1895-1896

Jeong, Stephanie

(about 1988- )

Associate Concertmaster (also New York Philharmonic 2010-2011)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute beginning age 9, one of the youngest musicians to enter Curtis during its 90 year history. Graduated from Curtis Class of 2007. Entered the Juilliard School MMus. Her solo career began with winning two competitions: the Feinburg Competition of the Chicago Symphony at age 12, making her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut. Also, the Albert M. Greenfield Competition of the Philadelphia Orchestra making her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

2011-present

Jiskra, Margaretha Wunderle wife of Carl Valentin Wunderle from whom she was divorced in 1907 and then married Vaclav Jiskra

(born in Prussia, now Russia 1876-1948)

harp 1893-1898, 1917-1931, Principal harp 1900-1903 (also Pittsburgh Symphony about 1906-1912, Columbian Exposition Orchestra - Chicago 1893)

 

Also active in touring the summer circuits of the 1890s including Chautauqua Circuit and the Redpath Lyceum Circuit in the Wunderle Trio consisting of Margaretha Wunderle harp with then husband Carl Wunderle violin and Day Williams cello.

1893-1898, 1900-1903, 1917-1931

Jiskra, Vaclav husband of Margaretha Wunderle Jiskra

(then Bohemia, now Czech 1881-1962)

Principal double bass (also Pittsburgh Symphony Principal double bass January, 1905-1908)

 

Studies at the Prague Conservatory and the Vienna Conservatory under his fellow Bohemian double bass Frantisek Simandl (1840-1912).

1908-1949

Johnk, Henry (seems to have been the Danish name "Jøhnk", born 10 km from the Germany-Danish border)

(Germany 1892-1968)

violin (in 1930s, Johnk was director of the German-American singing society of Chicago; in 1940, played in the WPA Orchestra of Chicago, the government Works Progress Administration to aid unemployed musicians)

 

Emigrated to the US from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1922.

1930-1931

Johnson, (Charles) Thruston

(Kentucky 1914-1996)

violin (also violin with Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra tour of Brazil and Argentina in the summer of 1940)

 

Studied at the New York College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. also attended the American Conservatory in Fountainbleu, Paris, on scholarship. Taught at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City during 1950s as head of the string department.  returned to New York City in the 1960s where he taught music at city high schools.

1945-1948

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Johnson, Harry

horn

1914-1937

Johnson, Ralph E.

Ralph Johnson in 1961

flute 1934-1972, Librarian 1973-1983 (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet: Ralph Johnson flute, Robert Mayer oboe, Jerome Stowell clarinet, Philip Farkas horn, and Wilbur Simpson bassoon)

 

Johnson taught at the University of Illinois and the Chicago area where an 8 year old Doriot Anthony Dwyer was among his pupils.

1934-1983

Johnson, Royal K.

(Illinois 1913- )

violin

 

Royal Johnson was one of the musicians who survived Fritz Reiner.  Following their first rehearsal in 1953, when Reiner took apart the orchestra with his criticisms, Johnson is said to have quipped "...Well, not much of a conductor, but an awfully nice fellow!..."

1938-1978

Jordan, Samuel

(Arkansas 1904- )

Principal contrabassoon (also WGN Chicago radio orchestra in the 1930s, also the Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet)

 

Samuel Jordan was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago in 1944, where they worked for a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189.

1935-1944

Junker (sometimes Yunker), August or Augustus

(then Prussia, now Germany 1870-1944) Junker lived in Japan 1899-1944, when he died in wartime Tokyo

Principal viola (also Berlin Philharmonic Principal viola prior to Chicago.  also the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Emanuel Knoll second, Augustus Junker viola, Walter Unger cello 186.  Junker conducted in Japan including the Teikoku Gekijō (Imperial Theater), opened in March 1911 " with a resident philharmonic orchestra directed by August Junker" 222,23. In 1941 he was conductor of the Shochiku Symphony Orchestra, organized by the Shochiku Grand Kabuki Theater in Tokyo 24)

 

Studied at the Cologne Conservatory of Music and at the Hochschule für ausübende Tonkunst - Berlin. Interestingly, August Junker left for Japan in 1899 where he taught at the Ueno (Tokyo) Music School from 1899-1912, teaching "orchestral performance".

1891-1897

 

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Kaderabek, Frank John

(Illinois 1929- )

Third trumpet (also West Point Band during Korean war, Dallas Symphony 1952-1957 and Grant Park Symphony during summers, Chicago Symphony third trumpet 1958-1966, Detroit Symphony Principal trumpet 1966-1975, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trumpet 1975-1995.

 

Studied at the Chicago Musical College about 1945-1948

1958-1966

Kahn, Paul

violin (also in the late 1930s, the Rink String Quartet: Carl Rink first, Paul Kahn second, Harry Perkins (sometimes Guido Rizzo) viola, Vera Rehberg cello 177, also Chicago Civic String Quartet: Mark Kondratieff first, Paul Kahn second, Edward Gradman, Jenska Slebos cello)

1935-1974

Kalas, Jan

(then Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic 1868-1941, of a Hungarian family)

cello (also in California, State College Trio: Miles Creskell violin, Jan Kalas cello, Carl Towner piano

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1893. After Chicago, became a music teacher in San Jose, California and taught at San Jose State College.  Daughters Bojena and Helen Kalas taught piano and music at the College of the Pacific in the 1920s.  Kalas composed music including Forest Idyl He was also said to be substitute in Boston Symphony 181

1893-1911

Kalina, Vladimir

double bass

1936-1976

Kanter, Richard

(Illinois 1935- )

Second oboe (also US Navy Band 1957-1961 prior to the CSO. after the CSO became an oboe and coach in the Asian Youth Orchestra, Hong Kong)

 

As a teen in the early 1950s, studied with Robert Mayer, English horn of the Chicago Symphony. Then studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1957.

1961-2002

Karpinos, Vadim

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1978- )

timpani, acting Principal timpani, Assistant Principal timpani, (also New Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera, Rhode Island Philharmonic)

 

Studied at Lysenko - Revutsky Music Institute, Ukraine. Moved to New York City in 1991 at age 12 to attend the Juilliard precollege program on scholarship. Studied at the Manhattan School of Music gaining BMus in 2000. Teaches at at Roosevelt University.

January 2001-present

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Kassinger, Robert C.

(Colorado 1965- )

double bass (also Colorado Symphony Assistant Principal double bass, New Orleans Symphony double bass. He toured India with the Chicago Jazz Express )

 

Studied at University of Colorado about 1983-1984, Manhattan School of Music BMus about 1988, Juilliard School MMus, Indiana University. Robert Kassinger is married to Chicago area violinist Carmen Llop Kassinger.

1993-present

Katsch, Theodore

(Germany 1854- )

percussion, violin, viola (also also played in the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra 151. Minneapolis Symphony viola 1906-1907)

1891-1899

Katz, Daniel

(Illinois )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

cello (also previously, a regular substitute with the Chicago Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. also the Grant Park Orchestra)

 

Studied at Northern Illinois University BMus and then at the New England Conservatory MMus with distinction in performance and academic honors. currently pursuing a DMus degree at Northwestern University. active in summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Festival - Massachusetts, the Verbier Festival - Switzerland, and the Sarasota Festival - Florida.

2011-present

Katz, Theodore (Isidore)

(Turkey 1893- )

violin (also NBC Symphony violin under Toscanini 1937-1954, also played in the Symphony of the Air's Far East tour in May and June, 1955)

1922-1922

Kauffman, Phillip

(1906-2000)

violin 1927-1930, viola 1964-1984 (also the WGN Chicago radio orchestra as Concertmaster and Assistant Conductor beginning in 1933. the radio orchestra had the advantage of year-around employment, not offered in that era by Chicago or other US symphonies. in opera, served in the Civic Opera of Chicago Concertmaster and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Principal viola in the 1950s and 1960s)

 

Prepared his conducting skills by part-time conducting 1927-1930 of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the student training orchestra.

1927-1930, 1964-1984

Keller, J. Fritz

Principal viola

1897-1898

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Kent, Timothy Joseph

(Michigan 1949- )

fourth trumpet, succeeding Phil Smith who became Principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic (also the Civic Orchestra of Chicago training orchestra, two years with the Städtisches Orchestra, Trier, Germany. then a Chicago free-lance musician 1975-1978)

 

Studied with his father George Kent, and at the University of Michigan School of Music. Tim Kent retired from the Chicago Symphony trumpet section and his colleagues including teacher and mentor Bud Herseth to pursue historical studies and writing.

January 1979-1996

Kessler, Clarke Smith

(Illinois 1899-1958)

one of a number of Kessler bassoon exercise books

bassoon, contrabassoon, keyboard (Principal contrabassoon 1951-1958. also trained as a pianist, and played piano in movie houses and vaudeville as a student. also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also long-time assistant conductor of the orchestra at the University of Chicago 1942-1958 198)

 

As a student, played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  Studied at the University of Chicago BMus 1922 and later MMus. also Taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan and the University of Chicago. Published a series of exercises and transcriptions for the bassoon, still used today (see left).

1925-1958

 

Died at the end of the 1957-1958 season.

Ketz, Ernst

(Germany 1855- ) seems to have returned to Germany after one season in Chicago.

Principal horn (also Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne)

 

Ketz trained in Cologne, Germany.  Ketz was horn in the Gürzenich Orchestra.  Ketz joined the Theodore Thomas orchestra as solo horn for one season, 1895-1896 and then apparently returned to Germany.  Ernst Ketz was a long-time friend of Carl Koerner Sr., also of Cologne.

1895-1896

Kirchner, Alwin or Alvin

(Germany 1859-after 1930)

bassoon (also Boston Symphony 1895-1896, also Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra - New York City in the 1910s under Music Director and former BSO viola Joseph Knecht, Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra New York in the 1910s. also Poughkeepsie (New York) Symphonic Society orchestra in 1912 195).  New York Theater orchestra musician in the 1920s)

1891-1892

Kirk, Lewis

bassoon (Permanent Substitute)

2003-2004

Kitti, Arthur

(Michigan 1893-1985)

flute, piccolo

 

Studied first with his Finnish father Henry Kitti who played cornet and was a bandmaster. Then at Busch Conservatory in Chicago in about 1912-1913. Arthur Kitti taught at Northwestern University while in Chicago. In 1931, Kitti left the Chicago Symphony due to illness, and moved back to Michigan where he taught at and built the music department at Michigan Technological University.

1922-1931

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Klammsteiner, Carl (or Karl) L.

(Austria 1868- )

cello

 

Emigrated to the US in 1893 at the same time as Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Carl Wunderle, but did not join the orchestra until 1897. He taught at the Sara Sayles School of Music in Chicago while in the orchestra.

1897-1898, 1903-1925

Klatz, Harold D.

(Wisconsin 1914-2001)

viola (also Chicago Lyric Opera Principal viola and Grant Park Symphony Principal viola. Dallas Symphony Principal viola, Milwaukee NBC radio staff orchestra. Also the Sheridan String Quartet while at Northwestern)

 

Studied and later taught at the University of Wisconsin in 1938-1940. Principal viola in the University orchestra. While with the Chicago Lyric Opera, taught at Northwestern University - Chicago.

1947-1949

Klein, Alex

(Brazil 1965- )

Principal oboe

 

Studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music - Ohio BMus and Artist's Diploma. Featured on a number of fine CDs, including Fantasies and Partitas of Bach and Telemann on Boston Records (see right). Also he won a Grammy in 2002 as Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra for his Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto recording, with Barenboim/CSO. Unfortunately, at this time experienced the effects of focal dystonia, a motor-neural difficulty which has sidetracked other musicians, including the piano virtuoso Leon Fleisher for a number of years.  In 2004, Alex Klein took the difficult decision to resign from the Chicago Symphony, devoting himself to teaching and mentoring.

1995-2004

Kleijn, Katinka D.

(Netherlands 1970- )

cello (also Sebastian String Quartet)

 

Studied at Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam in 1986, the year she won first prize in the Princess Christina Competition. Also studied at USC and graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1995. Recorded David Baker (1931- ) Cello Concerto, with Chicago Sinfonietta - Paul Freeman on Cedille, and Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008) Trio for flute, violin and cello with Elizabeth Bucceri and Donald Peck on Boston Records. Also music of David Leisner (1953- ) in the CD Acrobats (see Right).

1995-present

Kleinhammer, Edward Marck

(Illinois 1919-2013)

Kleinhammer in 1959 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Archives

bass trombone (also as a student, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago bass trombone, also All-American Youth Symphony 1940 South America tour with Stokowski) When Kleinhammer was in the US Army, Elmer Janes temporarily took the bass trombone position 1942-1945.

 

Studied with CSO trombones Edward Geffert and David Anderson. With his student, Boston Symphony bass trombone Douglas Yeo, wrote Mastering the Trombone, published by EMKO Publications, Hayward, Wisconsin.  Kleinhammer was one of the very few Chicago Symphony trombones to survive the repeated dismissals under Fritz Reiner.

1940-June, 1985

 

(in the US Army (1942-1945)

 

Kleinhammer in 1977 - Douglas Yeo

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Klemm, Louis

double bass

1891-1911

Klima, John

(Iowa 1911- ) of Czech parents

double bass, Librarian (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 182)

 

As a student, played in the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

1937-1971

Knauss, Roy Alton

(Pennsylvania 1894-1943)

flute (also a Chicago restaurant musician in the 1930s)

 

Studied at West Chester Normal School (Pennsylvania).  Taught at the Illinois Institute in 1940s. Composed his own flute work Petite Fantasy 185.

1919-1922

Knoll, Emanuel

(born in Austria)

violin (also the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Emanuel Knoll second, Augustus Junker viola, Walter Unger cello 186.

1891-1897

Koerner (Körner), Carl Sr.

(Germany 1866- )

violin (also violin with the Minneapolis Symphony 1921-1922 under Emil Oberhoffer)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1882 from Cologne, Germany.  Ernst Ketz, also from Cologne was a long-time friend of Carl Koerner Sr.

1893-1894

Koerner (Körner), Carl Eugen, Jr.

(Germany 1897-1979)

violin

 

Studied in Cologne, Germany.

1922-1925

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Kolostanyi, Wendell Kalman (or Wendell Browning)

(then Austria-Hungary, now Czech 1897-1978)

violin

 

Emigrated to Detroit in 1912.

1950-1951

Konrad, William

(Illinois 1870-1930)

violin (also a musician in the Chicago loop theaters)

 

Following the Chicago Symphony, an active violin teacher in Chicago up until his early death August 4, 1930 at age 59.

1905-1926

Koons (Meir), Wendy

(Oklahoma 1971- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Kansas City Symphony about 1995-2003, Pacific tour of the Saint Louis Symphony in the summer of 2003 prior to joining the Chicago Symphony, Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago, Pacific Music Festival International Orchestra - Japan during 1999)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus 1993 and at the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University Houston MMus 1995.

summer 2003-present

Kopp, Edouard

violin, percussion

1918-1945

Korb, [Fram] Anton

violin

1911-1913

Kortschak, Hugo

(Austria 1884-1957)

Hugo Kortschak in 1912

violin (also founder and long-term member of the Berkshire String Quartet (1916-1941) was: Hugo Kortschak first, Serge Kotlarsky second, Clarence Evans viola and Emmeran Stoeber cello) - click on thumbnail below to see the Berkshire String Quartet in 1918:

 

Studied with Otakar Sevcík (1852-1934) who also taught Jan Kubelík and Efrem Zimbalist. from 1922-1952, Kortschak taught conducting and strings at the Manhattan School of Music.

1907-1914

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Koss, Donald

(Illinois 1939- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Principal timpani (as a student Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, the North Side Symphony of Chicago, and the Grant Park Symphony 1958-1963. during military service, with the US Fifth Army Band 1954-1957. later active with the Chicago Pro Musica, where his recording of the difficult Stravinsky L'Histoire du soldat won a Grammy Award.)

 

Studied both mathematics and music at Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate.

1963-February 2010

 

47 seasons of service !

Kotas (Hirsch), Helen

(Illinois 1916-2000)

horn 1940-1941, Principal horn 1941-1947 (also in the late 1930s, toured with theBarthel Woodwind Ensemble: Alfred Barthel oboe, Harvey Noack flute, Lillian Poenisch clarinet, Helen Kotas horn, and Herman Bellfuss bassoon 190. also she was in Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra as Principal horn summer 1940. also after a difficult audition with Fritz Reiner, Helen Kotas was hired as third horn in the horn section of the Pittsburgh Symphony 75. After the CSO, Kotas became Principal horn of the Chicago Lyric Opera)

 

One of the first, or the first section Principal of a major US orchestra, other than harp musicians. Dismissed from her position by Artur Rodzinski, but compelled to sit out the 1946-1947 season while paid her salary.

1940-1948

Kovacs, Joseph Louis (Jozsef)

violin, viola

1934-1974

Kovar, Alfred

double bass

1929-1975

Kozakis, Michael

percussion (Permanent Substitute)

2005-2006

Kraemer, Mark

(California 1955- )

double bass (also as a student, played with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras)

 

Studied at California State University - Hayward (now California State University - East Bay, where Jack Van Geem and Lawrence Granger of the San Francisco Symphony also studied)

1974-present

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Kramer, August B.

double bass

1891-1907

Kramer, Leopold

Concertmaster

1897-1909

Krasnopolsky (Krasnapolsky), Michael (Moisei)

double bass

1927-1932

Krauss, Alexander

(Germany 1848-after 1923 )

violin (also Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss first violin, Bruno Kuehn second violin, Frederick Stock viola, Louis Amato cello, Frederick Dreiboldt double bass, Mathieu Ballman flute 64)

1891-1923

Krauss, Arnold

(Romania 1866-after 1933)

Arnold Krauss in 1919

violin (also Colonne Orchestra, Paris about 1889-1891, Chicago Symphony violin 1892-1893, Pittsburgh Symphony under Victor Herbert and Emil Paur about 1900-1909. Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra about 1909-1914, the predecessor of the later organized Los Angeles Philharmonic, also the Krauss Quartet in Los Angeles 152)

 

Studied first with his father, Max Krauss and then at the National Conservatory in Bucharest, Romania, graduating in 1884. Also studied at the Paris Conservatoire. Emigrated to US in 1891 to join the Chicago Symphony. Krauss left San Francisco in 1920 to teach and play music in Hawaii and then Japan. Later returned to San Francisco in late 1920s.

1892-1893

Krauss, Philippe

viola and violin

1891-1893

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Krausse, Joseph

double bass

1903-1905

Krehbiel, (Arthur) David

(California 1936- )

Principal horn (also Fresno Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Assistant Principal horn 1958-1963, Detroit Symphony Principal horn 1963-1972, San Francisco Symphony Principal horn 1972-1998. also a founding member of both the Summit Brass and Bay Brass)

 

Studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan, and studied for 3 years at Fresno State University 1954-1957, in 1957 Krehbiel he went to Northwestern University for his fourth university year to study with Philip Farkas. Chair of the Brass Department at the San Francisco Conservatory during most of his tenure with the San Francisco Symphony. He also recorded Orchestral Pro for Horn, an interesting CD suggesting approaches to playing key audition and performance portions of famous orchestra works.

1958-1963

 

Krehbiel in about 1996

Kretlow, Julius

(1862-after 1931)

double bass

1891-1892

Krieglstein, William George

(then Austria-Hungary, now Czech 1884-after 1943)

bassoon, contrabassoon/bass (Principal contrabassoon 1912-1916, 1923-1929)

 

Although Krieglstein became a naturalized US citizen in 1917, in late 1918 he was briefly dropped from the Chicago Federation of Musicians because he had made ":alleged disloyal utterances": 168 (this about the time that Karl Muck, conductor of the Boston Symphony was arrested and interned).

1911-1929

Krueger (Krüger), Richard

Principal bassoon

1908-1909

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Kruschwitz, Ernst (Austria 1868-1908)

violin, bassoon

 

emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra..

1893-1908

 

died Augst 29, 1908 age 50 just before the 1908-1908 season 165

Kruse, Paul Karl Ludwig father of William H. E. Kruse, bassoon with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

(Germany 1861-1923)

Principal bassoon 1899-1908, 1909-1916; Principal contrabassoon 1916-1923 (also Principal bassoon of the orchestras of Hamburg - Germany, and in the Netherlands in Utrecht, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam prior to Chicago)

 

Studied with bassoon with Martin Zuhr in Mecklenburg, Germany.

1899-1923

 

retired from the Chicago Symphony at the end of the 1922-1923 season due to ill health and died in Chicago on July 5, 1923, age 62.

Kryl, Frank, Sr.

(Czech 1872-1938)

Frank Kryl and his band 1916

horn (also played in the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony horn, director of the Frank Kryle Band, also a theater orchestra musician at the Covent Garden Theater, Chicago in 1920s)

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory 138.

1914-1917

Kuehn, (Georg) Bruno

(Germany 1868- )

violin 1893-1894, Principal Second violin 1894-1907 (also Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss first violin, Bruno Kuehn second violin, Frederick Stock viola, Louis Amato cello, Frederick Dreiboldt double bass, Mathieu Ballman flute 64).

 

Emigrated to Chicago from Germany in 1893, probably at the invitation of Theodore Thomas.

1893-1907

Kuiper, Jan

(Netherlands 1872- )

violin

 

Studied in Germany. Seems to have returned to Europe.

1899-1902

Kujala, Walfrid

(Ohio 1925- )

flute, piccolo flute 1954-summer 1957, piccolo succeeding Ben Gaskins in summer 1957-2001 (also in West Virginia, where he grew up the Huntington Symphony, conducted by Raymond Schoewe about 1941-1943, Rochester Philharmonic 1948-1954)

 

Studied first with his amateur band musician parents, Arvo Kujala who played bassoon and Elsie Ojajarvi who played trumpet. Then studied at the Eastman School of Music about 1943, following by military band duty during World War 2. Manila Symphony about 1945 during Army service. Back to the Eastman School 1946-1948, MMus Lit 1950 while in the Rochester Philharmonic. Still teaches at Northwestern University.

1954-2001

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Kupchynsky, Melanie J. (wife of Edward Harrison Lyric Opera of Chicago timpani)

(New Jersey 1961- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Opera Company of Boston, Hartford Symphony, and Springfield Symphony - Massachusetts, Pittsburgh Symphony 1988-1989)

 

Studied first with her musician teacher father Jerry Kupchynsky. Then at the New England Conservatory BMus and MMus and at the Tanglewood Music Center. Melanie Kupchynsky was a finalist in the National Solo Competition - ASTA in 1978, the year Michaela Paetsch won.

1989-present

Kupper, Harold E.

(Illinois 1913-1994)

violin, timpani, Librarian (also long time Lyric Opera of Chicago violin)

 

Studied at the University of Chicago. Taught violin and music theory at Roosevelt University 1959-1978.

1934-1948

Kurtz, Edmund (not related to conductor Ephrem Kurtz, also from Saint Petersburg)

(Russia 1908-2004)

Principal cello (also Bremen Opera Orchestra Principal cello 1926-1927. 1927-1930 he toured with Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Prague German Opera Principal cello 1931-1936. After the Chicago Symphony, Krutz successfully pursued a solo cello career, including a well-known Dvorak concerto recording with Toscanini)

 

Studied with famous cello teacher Julius Klengel (1859-1933) in Leipzig. In later years, Kurtz made a second career preparing and publishing new editions works of the cello repertoire, notably including the Bach Suites.

1936-1944

Kuss, Richard Teodore

(Germany 1883-after 1943)

Bass trombone (also Chicago theater orchestras, in late 1920s and 1930s, Chicago Civic Opera orchestra - later the Chicago Lyric Opera)

 

Richard Kuss was one of the Chicago musicians caught up in the anti-German histeria of World War 1, and was one of the few musicians suspended from the orchestra in 1918, although several others were extensively questioned. Kuss was restored to the Chicago Federation of Musicians in 1919 168, but not reingaged by the orchestra, but rather went to the Chicago opera. (this about the time that Karl Muck, conductor of the Boston Symphony was arrested and interned).

1912-1918

 

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Laendner, Joseph

viola

1891-1895

Lah, Radivoj

(Illinois 1917-1993)

double bass, Personnel Manager and performance coordinator 1967-1983 (also Leopold Stokowski All American Youth Orchestra 1941, Minneapolis Symphony 1943-1949 under Mitropoulis. Played in Chicago area suburban orchestras, including Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, the West Suburban Symphony and the Wheaton Symphony)

 

Studied at Lane Technical High School (Illinois) and then studied for two years at the University of Missouri. Later in Minnesota, studied at the Minneapolis College of Music. Taught at Oak Park public schools (suburban Chicago) and at Roosevelt University.

1949-1983

 

Injured in an automobile accident in 1982, forcing him to retire from the Symphony.

LaMarchina (La Marchina), Robert

(New York 1928-2003)

Principal cello (also NBC Symphony 1943-1946, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1946-1949, 1951-1955, 1955-1960 conductor Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation orchestra, conductor Metropolitan Opera National Company 1965-1966, Music Director Honolulu Symphony 1967-1979)

 

It is said that Fritz Reiner appointed Robert LaMarchina as Principal cello for the 1960-1961 season only as a stop-gap, awaiting the availability of Frank Miller to resume the Principal cello chair following Miller's 1960-1961 leave to become Associate Conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony.  Robert LaMarchina then went on to a successful conducting career.

1960-1961

Lambert, Betty Atkinson

violin

1967-1996

Lambert, Robert

(1917-2003)

Principal trombone 1955-1965, appointed by Fritz Reiner to succeed Frank Crisafulli (also Philadelphia Orchestra trombone 1946-1948, Assistant Principal trombone 1948-1952, Associate Principal trombone 1952-1955)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1942. Robert Lambert told an amusing story about the brass instrument maker Vincent Bach (and also Boston Symphony trumpet 1914-1915 ): Lambert said that when he spoke to Bach about any problem with his instrument, Bach's hearing aid would function poorly, but that when Bach's instruments were being praised, Bach heard perfectly !)

1955-1965

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Lampert, Charles (Carl?)

violin

1899-1908

Lamprecht, Wilhelm

violin

1898-1899

Lane, Burl

(Oklahoma 1939- )

contrabassoon, and when needed saxophone 1965-1975, Principal contrabassoon, saxophone 1975-2008 (also Tulsa Philharmonic while studying at the University of Tula. also an active New York freelance musician in the early 1960s, playing with the American Symphony Orchestra under Stokowski, the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera)

 

Studied at the University of Tulsa BMus Ed. and the Juilliard School Professional diploma in bassoon. Also in New York, earned his Master of Science degree. Active in summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado. He taught at the Northwestern University preparatory department.

1965-2008

 

the Principal contrabassoon position was open for five seasons 2008 to 2013, following Burl Lane's retirement until the 2013 appointment of Miles Maner

Lane, James L.

(Indiana 1941-1978) Jim Lane sadly died at age 37 from brain cancer

percussion

1967-1978

Lane, Lee Roy

(Texas about 1945- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

viola (also Xalapa Symphony - Mexico and then Assistant Principal viola Minnesota Orchestra in about 1970-1971. also Chicago Symphony Chamber Music Series)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music and In Rome under a Fulbright Scholarship.

1971-2009

Lange, Heinrich

Principal bassoon

1894-1897

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Lange, William R. (Wilhelm Richard)

horn

1893-1895

Lanigan, James

(Illinois 1902-1983)

double bass (also NBC radio Chicago staff orchestra, also as a sessions musician in Chicago. Among jazz groups, he played with McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans and the Ted Fio Rito orchestra)

 

Studied at Austin High School in Chicago. He is best remembered as a double bass player for Chicago-based jazz groups.

1937-1948

Larsen, Tage

(Massachusetts 1970- )

Fourth / Utility trumpet succeeding Benjamin Wright, who went to the Boston Symphony (also Saint Louis Symphony trumpet 2000-2002, Annapolis Symphony Principal trumpet, US Marine Band trumpet and cornet)

 

Studied at Michigan State BMus, Eastman School of Music graduate studies.

July, 2002-present

Lathrop, Francis Child

(California 1896-1986)

violin (also the Shoatac String Quartet. He was active in Chicago music and his wife Barbara was cellist in the Chicago Women's Symphony in the 1920s, and in summers in the Chautauqua Symphony)

 

Studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with Waldemar von Geltch. Lathrop's father, Prof. S. E. Lathrop also taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Francis Lathrop later taught at Brooklyn College, New York.

1926-1932

Lawrence (Baker), Alice

(Illinois 1913-about 1984)

cello

 

Studied at Northwestern University. Won the Chicago Young Musician's Award in 1941. Taught at the Chicago Conservatory College.

1942-1955

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Lecce, Pellegrino

(Italy 1896-1989) age 92

thanks to Susan Del Monte and Mimi La Marca for this photograph

Principal horn (also Mancini Opera Compnay tour of South America summer of 1914 and 1915. Principal horn of the Russian Symphony Orchestra of New York  1915-1917. Saint Louis Symphony Principal horn 1919-1927, NBC radio Staff Orchestra - Chicago in late 1930s, Saint Louis Symphony fourth horn 1942-1946, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the late 1940s)

 

Studied at the Naples Conservatory with Eduardo De Angelis 1908-1912. Emigrated to New York City in 1912. While in Chicago, Pellegrino Lecce also coached Philip Farkas and Frank Brouk, both later Principal horns of the Chicago Symphony while working with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. After World War 2, moved to Los Angeles, since he played in the MGM studios, including for the 1946 film Till the Clouds Roll By about Jerome Kern 127. It seems that Pellegrino Lecce's last years were not prosperous: Milan Yancich recounts that Lecce became a night watchman in a factory 72.

1927-1936

Lehnhoff, Sheppard I.

(Illinois 1905-1978)

Sheppard Lehnhoff in 1953 photo: Chicago Symphony archives

viola (also Philadelphia Orchestra viola 1929-1930 while still a Curtis Student. also a founder of the the Fine Arts Quartet which initially was: Leonard Sorkin first (1946–1982), Joseph Stepansky second (1946–1954), Sheppard Lehnhoff viola (1946–1952) and George Sopkin cello(1946–1979). also founded the Lehnhoff Trio: Samuel Magad violin, Sheppard Lehnoff viola, John Bandy cello 112)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1930. Created the Lehnhoff School of Music and Dance in Chicago.

1930-1945, 1953-1978

Leroux, W.

bassoon

1891-1894

Lester, Stephen (Illinois ) married to Rachel Goldstein

double bass (also Chicago Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony 1976-1978)

Stephen Lester and Rachel Goldstein now play in the Piranesi Quintet, with CSO musicians Lee Lane, viola and Gary Stucka, cello, joined by Shirley Trissell, piano.

 

Stephen Lester also serves on the CSO Members Committee, representing the musicians

1978-present

Letz, Hans (France 1887-1969) Born in Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of Germany restored to France in 1919)

violin 1909-1910, Concertmaster 1910-1912. Letz was a first violin beginning in the 1909-1910 season; Fredrick Stock appointed Hans Letz Concertmaster in 1910-1911, replacing Ludwig Becker. (also, in May, 1912 Hans Letz became second violin with the Kneisel Quartet , replacing Julius Roentgen (brother of Engelbert Roentgen) as second violin 1907-1912, who returned to Rotterdam 33. also he formed the Hans Letz Quartet: Hans Letz first, Edwin Bachmann second (later of Toscanini's NBC Symphony), Edward Kreiner, viola (also later of Toscanini's NBC Symphony), Horace Britt  cello)

 

Studied at the Berlin Royal Academy of Music with Joseph Joachim (1831-1907). Letz taught at the Institute of Musical Art - Juilliard from 1918 into the mid-1950s.

1909-1912

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Leuba, Julian Christopher

(Pennsylvania 1929- )

Principal horn (also Minneapolis Symphony Principal horn, Portland Opera)

 

Studied with Aubrey Brain and Philip Farkas.

1960-1962

Leviton, Samuel

violin

1918-1952

Levitt, William (born Wegder Lewit)

(Russia 1903-1974)

violin

 

Emigrated to the US with his family in 1913.

1935-1936

Liefke, A.

violin

1891-1892

Liegl, Ernest

(Austria 1900-1993)

flute 1957-1958, Principal flute 1928-1944, 1953-1957 (also John Philip Sousa Band in early 1920s, also the Minneapolis Symphony 1920-1928, also Chicago radio station WGN orchestra 1944-1953)

 

Emigrated to the US with his family in 1906. Studied in New York City with some of the great teachers of his era: Leonardo De Lorenzo, Georges Barrère and Marcel Moyse 64.  Ernest Liegl was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who in 1944 moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago, where they worked for a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189.  Later, in one of his periodic cycle of firings, Fritz Reiner dismissed Ernest Liegl the end of the 1956-1957 season. He was succeeded by Donald Peck.

1928-1944, 1953-1958

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Lindemann, Robert

(Germany 1884-1977)

Robert Lindemann in 1921

Principal clarinet (also Saint Paul Symphony Orchestra Principal clarinet 130, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal clarinet 1913-1917 but not rehired by Stokowski, New York Symphony Principal clarinet 1918-1923, Chicago Symphony Principal clarinet 1923-1949 until retired by Rafael Kubelik. Also played in the Chicago Woodwind Quintet in the 1930s)

 

Studied first with his father Eduard Lindemann in Germany, before relocating to the US in 1911.

1923-1949

Linden, Harry

violin

1918-1919

Lingeman, John (Johannes Frederik)

(Netherlands 1888-1979)

cello (also Cleveland Orchestra 1919-1920, Chicago String Quartet: Herman Felber Jr. first, Carl Fasshauer second, Robert Dolejsi viola, John Lingeman cello)

 

Lingeman pursued a cello solo career in Europe, and then joined the string quartet led by Émile Sauret (1852-1920).

1923-1924

Linke, Charles Ignatius

(New York 1888-1948)

Charles Linke in 1934

viola

 

Of Czech heritage, studied first with his father Ignatius "Iggie" Linke.  In 1907, Linke went from Chicago to Prague to study violin.  Son Charles Linke Jr was a cellist in the Chicago Youth Orchestra and studied with CSO cellist Richard Wagner.  Linke seems to have died during the 1947-1948 orchestral season.

1923-1948

Lipschutz, Israel Schull

(then Poland, now Ukraine 1896-1947)

double bass

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1926.  After the Chicago Symphony, became a Hollywood studio musician in the late 1930s.

1932-1936

Litke, Hugo E.

(Germany 1863- ) also brother of Paul Litke, best friend of Carl Barth

detail of BSO 1900 photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal bassoon (also Boston Symphony Principal bassoon 1894-1901, second bassoon 1907-1908, also Georges Longy Club: Georges Longy, oboe, André Maquarre , flute, Alexandre Selmer , clarinet, Albert Hackebarth , horn, Hugo Litke , bassoon and Heinrick Gebbard, piano)

 

Theodore Thomas engaged Hugo Litke to come to the US for the initial two seasons of Theodore Thomas's Chicago Orchestra as it was then called.

1891-1893

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Liu, Hui

(China about 1972- )

viola (also Boston Symphony Assistant Principal viola 1995-1997, Los Angeles Philharmonic viola 1999-present)

 

Hui Liu studied at Boston University earning his Artist Diploma and at the Curtis Institute BMus Class of 1995. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont, Tanglewood Festival - Massachusetts, Ravinia Festival - Illinois, and the Edinburgh Festival - Scotland. Teaches at the California State University - Los Angeles

1997-1999

Llewellyn, Edward Beach (1879-1936) son of James Llewellyn

Principal trumpet 1912-1933, trumpet and Personnel Manager 1933-1936. In 1933, Llewellyn apparently suffered an embouchure problem which required the sudden appointment of Elden Benge as Principal trumpet. (also played in the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra with his father James Llewellyn. They also played together at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York 1901. US Marine Band solo cornet in Washington 1905-1906.  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal trumpet 1908-1910 under Emil Paur (1855-1932). Minneapolis Symphony Principal trumpet 1911-1912 season under Emil Oberhoffer 132)

 

Studied first with his father James Llewellyn, second trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and also studied piano, violin, and harmony at Chicago Music College beginning in 1890.

1912-1936

 

(died in Texas in an auto accident on September 26, 1937 during the 1936-1937 season, age only 57)

Llewellyn, James D. father of Edward Llewellyn

(England 1854-1920)

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

second trumpet, succeeding Frederick Dietz (emigrated in 1869 to Saint Louis, where he played in DeBar's Grand Opera House. also Chicago Marine Band in 1890s, 1885 moved to Chicago as Principal cornet of the Chicago Opera House, a vaudeville theater 129. also 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra with son Edward Llewellyn. They also played together at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York 1901)

 

Began playing cornet with his father in Wales, by age 10 playing in the Volunteer Regiment Band 129.

1902-1907

Lockert, John

violin

1892-1893

Loewe, William

(Germany 1834-1908)

Principal timpani

 

Loewe was a drummer in the Civil War (New York 45th Infantry Regiment), after which he performed in Theodore Thomas's New York-based orchestras, and then in Chicago 62.

1891-1899

Lottridge, Richard W.

(New York 1931- )

Richard Lottridge in 1965

bassoon, contrabassoon (Principal contrabassoon, also US Army Field Band 1951-1954, New Orleans Symphony bassoon 1955-1956)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1955 and Yale University BMus and the American Conservatory of Music MMus. Left the Chicago Symphony to become bassoon professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 1965-1997.

1958-1965

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Lowe, Nisanne A. (New York 1954- )

wife of Malcolm Lowe, BSO Concertmaster

violin (also Boston Symphony 1982-1986, Marlboro Music Festival 1971)

 

Studied at Eastman School, Juilliard and the Curtis Institute.

1976-1977

Lowenstein, Louis Eric

cello

1991-1992

Ludwig, William Frederick Sr.

(Germany 1879- )

William F. Ludwig Sr. in 1915 while with the Chicago Grand Opera orchestra

percussion - bass drummer (also Wood Brothers Circus in 1895, Criterion Theater Orchestra - Chicago, Chicago Marine Band, Henry W. Savage English Grand Opera tympani 1904-1909, Philharmonic Orchestra of Chicago summer 1909, Pittsburgh Symphony tympani about 1909-1911, Chicago Grand Opera percussion 1911-1916)

 

Emigrated to Chicago as a child in 1885. Brothers William F. Ludwig Sr. and Theobald Ludwig founded the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company in 1909 104. With the death of Theobald Ludwig in 1918, William F. Ludwig Sr. left the CSO to concentrated on the drum business. William Ludwig Sr. studied with John Catlin of Chicago and with Joseph Zettelmann.

1916-1918

William F. Ludwig Sr. in 1922

Lukas, Kathryn

flute (Permanent Substitute)

1985-1986

Lurie, Mitchell

Principal clarinet

1949-1950

 

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Maedler, Robert Gustav Wilhelm

(Germany 1881- )

double bass

1907-1921

Magad, Samuel

(Illinois 1932- )

violin 1958-1966, Assistant Concertmaster 1966-1972, Concertmaster 1972-2007 (also, as a student the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, the training orchestra, U.S. Army Band in Washington DC 1955-1958, later Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony in suburban Chicago)

 

Studied at DePaul University - Chicago

1958-2007

Malcherek, Karl

violin

1899-1902

Malkin, Joseph

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1879-1969)

Principal cello (also Boston Symphony Principal cello 1914-1919, In 1924-1925, Malkin toured accompanying Metropolitan Opera soprano Geraldine Farrar. 1925-1927, also Principal cello with the New York Symphony 1925-1927, New York Philharmonic cello 1943-1949)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire and received his Premier prix in cello in 1898. In Boston, founded the Malkin Conservatory 1933-1943.

1919-1922

Maner, Miles Dixon

(Texas 1985- )

contrabassoon (previously Kansas City Philharmonic Associate Principal bassoon and contrabassoon 2010-2013. the Principal contrabassoon position was open for five seasons 2008 to 2013, following the retirement of Burl Lane)

 

Studied at the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University, and the University of Texas, Austin. Also active in music festivals, including the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Tanglewood Music Center (Massachusetts), the Breckenridge Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), the International Festival-Institute at Round Top (Texas), and the Texas Music Festival.

June 2013-present

Mangold, (Leopold) Rudolph

(Illinois 1889-1965)

violin (later Chicago Grand Opera Orchestra violin in 1910s, later music director of a Chicago theater orchestra in 1920s, in 1940s, musician in the NBC radio staff orchestra in Chicago)

 

Studied first with his German-born piano and music teacher father Adolph Mangold.

1907-1912

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Mankovitz, David

viola

1931-1932

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Marcus, Reuben

violin

1929-1936

Marquardt, John (Johann)

(Germany 1859-after 1930)

violin (also first violin Boston Symphony 1886-1889, Philharmonic String Quartet, based in Cleveland 1889-1891, Concertmaster Tivoli Opera House - San Francisco 1900-1902, Concertmaster Philadelphia Orchestra 1902-1903)

 

Studied violin at the Akademischen Hochschule für Musik in Berlin in late 1870s.

1892-1893

Martin, Carroll

trombone

1920-1921

Martin, Christopher

(Georgia 1975- )

Principal trumpet (also Atlanta Symphony Principal trumpet early 2001-2005, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal trumpet 1997-2001, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble)

 

Eastman School of Music BMus 1997. Martin can be heard in the 2003 Grammy Award recording by the Atlanta Symphony of the Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony conducted by Robert Spano.

2005-present

Martin, Theodore

violin

1892-1893

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Martinson, Melvin Arthur

violin

1916-1950

Marum, Ludwig

violin

1891-1895

Marx, Leon

violin

 

Studied at the Chicago Musicial College 173,

1898-1911

Masacek, Edward William

(Illinois 1895-1983)

Second trumpet 1921-1933, Fourth trumpet 1933-1946 (also played in the US Band "Pershing's Own". also played in the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in the summer of 1923)

 

Left the CSO when World War 2 service musicians returned to the Chicago Symphony. After leaving the CSO, Masacek worked at the Chicago NBC radio station. Then, later he became a music teacher in Berwyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Interestingly, Frank Kaderabek studied with Masacek 129

1921-1946

Masters, Ralph

(South Carolina 1910-1983)

bassoon (also Boston Symphony bassoon 1947-1949)

 

Taught at the orchestra school of the Columbia Music Festival - South Carolina in 1939 159. Masters was also a producer of bassoon reeds for the schools in the Chicago area in the 1940s. After Chicago and Boston, Masters became a sessions musician in Hollywood studios while also selling California real estate.

1945-1946

Matesky, Elizabeth Anne

(California 1944- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra archives

violin

 

Studied first with her violinist father Ralph Matesky beginning at age 3. Then studied at the University of Souther California, including the California Master-Classes of 1962 held there by Jascha Heifetz. After USC, studied at the Royal College of Music, London under a Fulbright Scholarship.  She studied with Nathan Milstein in London for 3 years. She taught at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

1972-1973

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Maurer, Adolph

(Germany 1852- )

viola (a musician in both Chicago and New York City)

1891-1895

Mayer, Louis

(Germany 1847-1909)

double bass

1892-1909

 

Louis Mayer died during the 1909-1910 season on December 1, 1909 165.

Mayer, Robert M.

(Wisconsin 1911-1994)

oboe, English horn, Principal English horn 1938-1943, 1945-1956 (also John Philip Sousa Band second oboe on the Band's last tour 1930, Duluth Symphony Orchestra, played with Minneapolis theater orchestras and Chicago radio staff orchestra, also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet: Ralph Johnson flute, Robert Mayer oboe, Jerome Stowell clarinet, Philip Farkas horn, and Wilbur Simpson bassoon)

 

Studied 1921-1925 with Alexandre Duvoir of the Minneapolis Symphony and Louis Doucet former Minneapolis Symphony oboe. Taught at Northwestern University and Roosevelt College.

1931-1956

McGill, David

(Oklahoma 1963- )

Principal bassoon (also Tulsa Philharmonic 1980-1981, Toronto Symphony 1985-1988, Cleveland Orchestra 1988-1997)

 

Curtis Institute class of 1985. As well as teaching, author of Sound in Motion: A Performer’s Guide to Greater Musical Expression published by Indiana University Press.  You can read of this book at the link click to see David McGill's book Sound in Motion. also several CDs, including Musique Française with Alfred Genovese and Peter Serkin from Boston Records (see right)

appointed 1996, joined CSO 1997- present

Mei, Ni

(China )

violin (also Detroit Symphony, Southeast Kansas Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, Houston Symphony Orchestra)

July 2009-present

Meinken, Charles F.

violin

1906-1911

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Meir, Wendy Koons ---

SEE: Wendi Koons

violin

summer 2003-present

Merker, K. Ethel

horn (Permanent Substitute)

1968-1969

Metzdorf, Arthur

(Germany 1864- )

cello (played in the Detroit Philharmonic Club, and early chamber music group in Detroit in 1889 200. also lived in Washinton, DC teaching at the Washington College of Music and playing in the Washington Symphony - precursor to the National Symphony of Washington - 1903 to 1905 201. also, a musician in New York City 1905-1911, then resided in Italy 1911-1920 before returning to USA in 1920.)

 

Emigrated to the USA from Leipzig in 1888.

1891-1896

Metzenger, Edward M.

(Illinois 1902-1987)

Edward Metzenger in 1940

Principal percussion 1930-1932; Principal timpani 1932-1963, succeeding Max Wintrich. (also a Chicago theater musician in the 1920s)

 

Metzenger taught at Northwestern University for three decades 215

1930-1963

Meyer, Carl H.

(Germany 1866-after 1931)

Bass clarinet 1891-1921 and 1923-1931, Principal clarinet 1921-1922 following the sudden death of Joseph Schreurs, then either Eb clarinet or bass clarinet 1922-1923 (also the Bilse'sche Kapelle), known as the "Bilse Orchestra" which indirectly led to the formation of the Berlin Philharmonic when Bilse's musicians broke away from his ensemble in 1882.  Carl Meyer also played in the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Berlin (Königliches Oper 122)

 

Carl Meyer emigrated to the U.S. in 1890, probably at the invitation of Theodore Thomas.

1891-1931

Meyer, George F.

viola

1891-1922

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Meyer, Hans

clarinet

1895-1897

Meyer, P[aul?]

violin

1903-1904

Meyer, Rudolph

violin

1893-1897

Meyroos, Jan

(Netherlands 1853-1929)

viola (later a Chicago hotel musician)

 

Emigrated to the USA from Melbourne, Australia in 1888. He had played in orchestras in Australia, including the Centennial Celebration orchestra as Principal viola 194.

1891-1893

Michalek, Joseph James

click on the image above to see the Robert Quick String Quartet

violin (also Kansas City Philharmonic violin in 1930s. also the Sebald String Quartet. also in Kansas City, the Robert Quick String Quartet: Robert Quick first, Joseph Michalek second, Harold Newton viola, Harry Sturm cello - click on the image at left)

 

Studied at the Bush Concervatory, Chicago with John Weicher, CSO Principal Second violin.

1942-1972

Michel, Dennis

(Washington 1953- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

second bassoon (also Principal bassoon San Diego Symphony 1981-1996 63, founding member Arioso Wind Quintet, Principal bassoon of the Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago. Also active in the Chicago Chamber Musicians, also commissioning and presenting new music. Michel is director of the Chicago Chamber Musicians' Professional Development Program, an outreach and youth musician education program)

 

Yale University MMus 1977, and studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Vienna as a Fulbright scholar in 1996.  Active in recording, including The Magic of Shakespeare with music by Bruce Adolphe (see right)

1996-present

 

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Middelschulte, Wilhelm

(Germany 1863-1943) died of a heart attack in Germany during World War 2, still a US citizen.

Middelschulte in Chicago

keyboard (also a church organist including of St. James's Church, Milwaukee. He was particularly noted for his Bach performances)

 

Studied organ with in Dortmund with August Knabe. Later attended the Königlichen akademischen Institut für Kirchenmusik, where he studied organ and theory with August Haupt.  Emigrated to the USA in 1891. In the 1920s and 1930s, taught at the Milwaukee Conservatory and privately, including Virgil Fox.  In late 1930s relocated to New York City and then to Dortmund, Germany where he died during World War 2.

1894-1918

Miller, Frank

(Maryland 1912–1986)

Frank Miller in 1947

cello (also Minneapolis Symphony Principal cello 1935-1937, NBC Symphony Principal cello 1938-1953, conductor conduct the Florida Symphony 1954-1959, Chicago Symphony Principal cello 1959-1960 and 1961-1985, Chicago Symphony String Quartet for 35 years: Victor Aitay first, Edgar Muenzer second, Milton Preves viola, Frank Miller cello. Also conductor of the Evanston Symphony - Illinois. Frank Miller's affections for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan was expressed through his direction of the Savoy-Aires in suburban Chicago.)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1933 - played in cello section of the Philadelphia Orchestra even before graduation. Miller was cousin of Leonard Rose (1918-1984).

1959-1960 and 1961-1985

Milton, Blair

(Illinois 1949- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

violin (also a founder of Evanston Chamber Ensemble, also a founder of the Northwestern University Winter Chamber Music Festival begun in 1996)

 

Studied at Indiana University, MMus. Teaches at Northwestern University where he is Associate Professor.

1975-present

Mingels, Edward Tiedge

(Germany 1854-1921)

cello (also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra. also in the Boston Symphony in the 1885-1891, 1893-1902, and 1918-1919 seasons)

1892-1893

 

Died in Boston in 1921 of cancer of the bladder age 67.

Misare, Charles (1911-1980)

horn

1943-1944

Mischakoff, Mischa

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1895-1981)

born Mischa Isaakevich Fischberg, part of the musical Fishberg-Glantz family.

Mischa Mischakoff circa 1926

Concertmaster (also Blüthner Orchestra, Berlin 1912, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Concertmaster 1913-1914, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra 1920, Warsaw Philharmonic Concertmaster 1921, New York Stadium concerts Orchestra 1922, New York Symphony Concertmaster 1924-1927, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster 1927-1929, Chicago Symphony Concertmaster 1930-1937, NBC Symphony 1937-1952, Chautauqua Symphony Concertmaster 1926-1964, Detroit Symphony Concertmaster 1952-1968 - wow !)

 

Studied at the Imperial Conservatory, St. Petersburg

1930-1937

 

Mischakoff in Detroit in the 1950s

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Mittelstaedt, Frank A.

(Germany 1862-1942)

violin 1891-1898, viola 1898-1919, percussion 1903-1911 - primarily viola under Franz Esser and percussion section under Max Wintrich.

1891-1919

Modess, Oskar Max

(Germany 1868-after 1930)

Oskar Modess, with wife Anna, sons Walter and Edgar in 1922

Principal bassoon

 

Modess came to the US to the Chicago Orchestra in 1893, recruited by Theodore Thomas, where he was Principal bassoon 1893-1895. He was the first Principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra, recruited by Fritz Scheel. After he left the Philadelphia Orchestra, Modess played in New York concerts. Modess joined the John Philip Sousa Band 1910-1911 and went on their 1911 around-the-world tour to England, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In the 1920s and 1930s, he played oboe in New York theatre and hotel orchestras.

1893-1895

Moerenhout, Charles

(Netherlands 1875-1910)

violin (also Boston Festival Orchestra under Emil Mollenhauer in 1897 166)

1902-1910

 

died during the 1909-1910 season on 20 March 1910 165

Moline, Donald Gilbert

(Texas 1939- )

thanks to Donald Moline for this photo

cello (also Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble beginning in 2006, with whom he won a Grammy. also a founding member in 1966 of the Chicago-based Contemporary Arts Quartet with Otakar Sroubek first, Fred Spector second, William Schoen viola and Donald Moline cello 222)

 

Studied at the Hartt School, University of Hartford - Connecticut and Indiana University. Awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service by the Chicago Symphony. Recoded CDs of Napoleonic era composers Jean-Louis Duport (1749-1819) in Napoleon’s Cellist (see right) and and Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (1789-1856) Melange, both for Centaur CDs, as well as Cathedral Cello with organist Ricardo Ramirez and the Chamber Singers. A non-musical distinction: six-time winner on the television game show "Family Feud".

1967-2006

39 seasons of service

 

Moll, David A.

(New York 1908-1998)

violin (also Chicago Civic Orchestra training orchestra Concertmaster 1933-1934. Played with the NBC radio and television staff orchestra in Chicago 1945-1966, a position offering 52 week employment not then offered by the Chicago Symphony. Also DePaul String Quartet)

 

After initial studies at the Curtis Institute, graduated from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University MMus.

1935-1945, 1966-1987

Monitz, Morris

(Illinois 1910-1980)

Morris Monitz as a student in Chicago

violin

 

Studied first with his Polish-Jewish father Joseph (or Yosel) Monitz.

1945-1979

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Moore, De Vere Edward

oboe (also Buffalo Philharmonic Principal oboe, Oklahoma City Symphony Principal oboe, Oberlin Woodwind Quartet: Robert Willoughby flute. De Vere Moore oboe, George E. Wain 1903-1999 clarinet at Oberlin faculty 1929- , Martin Morris horn, Kenneth Moore bassoon)

 

Assistant and Associate Professor at the Conservatory of Music - Oberlin College - Ohio about 1957-1964.

1964-1972

Morello, Carlo

violin

1922-1963

Morris, Craig Alan

(Texas 1968- )

Principal trumpet succeeding the legendary Adolph "Bud" Herseth (also San Francisco Symphony Associate Principal trumpet 1998-2001, Sacramento Symphony Principal trumpet, Dallas Brass. In San Francisco, Craig was an active concert and sessions musician, including with Doc Severinsen, and in Chicago with groups such as the Highland Park Strings)

 

Studied first with his father, Cecil Morris who was a band director. He then studied at the University of Texas - Austin and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music MMus 1991. Also active in music festivals, including the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music - California, where in 2009 Craig gave the US Premier of Desolation Wilderness for trumpet and orchestra by Joby Talbot (1971- ) with conductor Marin Alsop.

2001-2003

Moskowitz, Isadore

violin

1912-1913

Mourek, Joseph E.

(Illinois 1910-2003)

Joseph Mourek in 1923

Third and Fourth horn (as a student, played with the Chicago Civic Orchestra training orchestra 1927-1929, prior to entering the CSO in 1929 as Assistant Third horn (or perhaps a trial non-permanent musician) for one season and then Third horn 124.

 

Studied in Chicago with Czech-born horn musician Vaclav Basta. Mourek also wrote his interesting memoires in his PublishAmerica book Evolution of a Symphony Musician (2001).

1929-1975

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Mueller (Müller), Carl August (Germany 1862- )

horn / Wagner tuba (also New York Philharmonic 1883-1884)

1891-1898

Mueller, Florian F.

(Michigan 1904-1983)

Principal oboe 1931-1954, oboe 1927-1931 (also the Chicago Woodwind Quartet: Florian Mueller oboe, Ernest Leigl, flute, Robert Lindemann, clarinet, and Hugo Fox, bassoon during the 1930s)

 

Mueller joined the University of Michigan music faculty in 1954 after retiring from the orchestra. He also wrote Five Symphonic Etudes for Orchestra, which was played by the Chicago Symphony in February, and May 1942 27.  Mueller also wrote several works for concert band, of which his Concert Overture in G, which were counterpoint variations on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), seems to have been the most frequently performed.

1927-1954

Mueller, Norbert E.

(Illinois 1914-1999)

violin (also played with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony in 1930)

 

Studied first with his German-born violinist father Emmanuel Mueller and concert pianist mother Clara Hanusch Mueller 125.

1935-1985

 

50 seasons of service with the Chicago Symphony !

Muenzer, Edgar

(Illinois 1927- )

violin (also Chadamin Trio: Philip Sabransky piano (and son of Jerry Sabransky violin), Edgar Muenzer violin and Leonard Chausow cello, Chicago Symphony String Quartet: Victor Aitay first, Edgar Muenzer second, Milton Preves viola, Frank Miller cello)

 

Edgar Muenzer founded in 1994 and conducts the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra.  From a musical family, father Hans Muenzer (1899-1961) was Concertmaster Chicago Theater Orchestra and WGN Radio Symphonietta and Professor at the University of Iowa.  Brother Albert R. Muenzer (1924-2010) was Associate Concertmaster Houston Symphony, and Concertmaster of the Houston Opera.

1956-2003

Mues, Diane Elizabeth

(Illinois 1961- )

viola (also Assistant Principal viola Chicago Lyric Opera 1984-1987)

 

As a student, played viola in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. Then studied at DePaul University - Chicago. She was also a Tanglewood Fellow at the Tanglewood music festival - Massachusetts.

1987-present

Mulcahy, Michael

(Australia )

trombone (also Tasmanian Symphony Principal trombone 1976-1977, Melbourne Symphony Principal trombone 1977-1981, Cologne Radio Symphony Principal trombone. also Chicago Chamber Musicians, Music of the Baroque. Also has pursued conducting, including Assistant conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.)

 

Studied at State Conservatorium of New South Wales. Among the CDs featuring Mulcahy's playing is Full Circle with Eric Klay and the Australian Trombone Quartet featuring contemporary compostions, including by the musicians (see right).

1989-present

Mundry, Paul Hans

(1893- )

cello

1926-1928

 

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Napolilli, Francis A. (Francesco Achille)

(Italy 1882-1971)

oboe and English horn 1938-1946, English horn 1913-1938)

1913-1946

Nashan, Rudolph Reinhardt "Rudy"

(then Germany, now Poland 1923-1993)

second trumpet 1950-1960, fourth trumpet 1960-January 1963 (also Springfield Symphony - Massachusetts while studying at the New England Conservatory. Syracuse Symphony Principal trumpet in late 1966-1972)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. Active in the Musicians Union, which may have made him subject to some of the friction within the orchestra and the administration prior to his departure from Chicago. He taught at Syracuse University 1967-1972.

1950-1963

Neuman, Lawrence married to Qing Hou

(Missouri 1976- )

viola (also Miami String Quartet, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 1998-1999, the Ravel Piano Trio: Qing Hou violin, Lawrence Neuman viola, Kenneth Olsen cello, John Novacek piano)

 

Studied with Heidi Castleman of the Juilliard School. Active in summer music festivals including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont and the LaJolla SummerFest - California. also see Neuman's CD Maiden Voyage: Chamber Music For Oboe And Strings on AAM Recordings

1991-present

 

on leave 1998-1999

Newton, Harold Richard

(Illinois 1906-1995)

Harold Newton in about 1954

viola (also Kansas City Philharmonic viola in 1930s. also the Sebald String Quartet. also in Kansas City, the Robert Quick String Quartet: Robert Quick first, Joseph Michalek second, Harold Newton viola, Harry Sturm cello - click on the image at left)

 

Studied with Richard Czerwonky of the Minneapolis Symphony. then studied in Berlin in 1930. Taught at the New School, New York City prior to the CSO and then at the Northwestern School of Music, Chicago in the 1950s.

1947-1953

click on the image above to see the Robert Quick String Quartet

Nickell, Max

(Germany 1869-1944) 220

percussion (also John Philip Sousa Band, also Chicago Symphony percussion 1899-1900, also Metropolitan Opera percussion in 1910s to about 1921, also San Francisco Symphony percussion 1935-1936 in the first season of Pierre Monteux)

 

Emigrated from Leipzig, Germany to New York City at age 16. Had to withdraw from the San Francisco Symphony in 19367 after suffering a stroke 219.

1899-1900

Nicolini, Joseph

(Germany 1856- )

trombone, bass trombone

 

In the initial 1891-1892 season of the new Chicago Orchestra, and continuing for 13 seasons through 1903-1904, the Chicago trombone section was: Otto Gebhardt Principal trombone, William Zeller second, Joseph Nicolini third, with Christian Helms bass trombone. The great August Helleberg, Principal tuba would also play bass trombone as needed.

1891-1911

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Niwa, Raymond J.

(Illinois 1922- )

violin (founder of the Niwa Trio: Raymond Niwa violin, Margaret Evans cello, Eloise Niwa piano)

 

Studied at Lane Technical High School, Chicago class of 1939. then at the DePaul School of Music in 1941, and later taught at DePaul, and in the 1970s and 1980s later at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. Of a musical family, his son David Niwa is Assistant Concertmaster of Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Ohio and daughter Gail Niwa is a concert pianist.

1951-1997

Noack, Harvey

(Iowa 1901-1963)

flute 1925-1926, 1943-1944, Principal flute 1944-1946 (also in early 1920s, a theater orchestra musician at the Isis and Palace Theaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then in Chicago.  also in the late 1930s, Noack played in chamber music groups, including the Barthel Woodwind Ensemble: Alfred Barthel oboe, Harvey Noack flute, Lillian Poenisch clarinet, Helen Kotas horn, and Herman Bellfuss bassoon 190.)

 

In 1924 and 1925, Noack went to Paris where he studied with Louis Fleury (1878-1926).  Returning to the USA, he joined the flute section of the Chicago Symphony for the 1925-1926 season.

1925-1926, 1943-1946

Noda, Aiko

(Japan about 1985- )

violin (also Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich, Filarmonica della Scala, Milan) A founder in 2007 and First violin of the Zeist String Quartet, in which her sister Yuko Noda is cellist. Among other teachers, studied in Germany and then in Illinois with Shmuel Ashkenasi, husband of Mihaela Ionescu.

September, 2008-present

Noh, Joyce Hiew

(Korea 1952- )

violin (also Baltimore Symphony 1977-1979)

 

From a musical family, she studied first with her mother, a violinist with the Seoul Philharmonic. Noh went on to studies at the New School of Music - Philadelphia, and at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She was then admitted to the Juilliard School.

1979-present

Novak, Louis

(Illinois 1871-1951) of Czech parents

violin

 

Studied first with his Czech-born violinist father John Novak (1837-1897) and then went to Prague 1890-1892 for further violin study.

1896-1917

Novy, Joseph F.

(Illinois 1901-1964) of Czech parents

cello (in the 1940s, a musician with the orchestra of Chicago radio Station WCFL)

1923-1940

Nuernberger (Nürnberger), Henry Frank brother of Lothar Nürnberger

(1869- )

violin 1891-1901, violin, viola 1905-1913

1891-1901, 1905-1913

Nuernberger (Nürnberger), Lothar L. brother of Henry Nürnberger

(1872-1956)

violin

1891-1925

 

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Oberman, Mayer Hirsh

(Illinois 1912-1985) of Lithuanian-Jewish parents

violin (in 1950s and 1960s, moved to Los Angeles, becoming a Hollywood sessions musician in popular recordings with Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, etc.)

1939-1942

Ogura, Yukiko (Japan 1968- )

viola (also Kobe City Chamber Orchestra)

2001-present

Ohlheiser, Joseph T.

(born New York City of German parents 1863-1914)

violin (also Chicago Musical College String Quartet, also Germania String Quartet - New York City)

 

Student of Russian violinist Simon E. Jacobsohn (1839-1902) who also taught Max Bendix and Nahan Franko.  Joseph Ohlheiser died in Auburn, New York, age only 51, although his son, Joseph T. Ohlheiser, Jr. lived to be 96.

1896-1898

Oldberg, Richard S. Jr.

(1938- )

Associate Principal horn, third horn (also Boulder Philharmonic after he retired to Boulder, Colorado)

 

Studied at Harvard University, Northwestern University BMus.

1963-1993

Olefsky, Paul (Illinois 1926- )

Listed as Principal cello (In 1956, Paul Olefsky is listed as being Principal cello in the Chicago Symphony roster 1, but he seems not to have served with the Chicago Symphony for the entire 1956-1957 season, if he did in fact take the Principal chair.  By February, 1957, Paul Olefsky is again listed in Detroit Symphony. Detroit Symphony Principal cello 1952-1957. After Detroit his career was devoted to teaching - University of Texas, Austin)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1947.

1956 (listed in CSO roster as 1956, not 1956-1957)

Olk, Hugo brother of Gustav Olk of the Philadelphia Orchestra

(Germany 1868-after 1930)

Listed in CSO records as "Concertmaster", but was not - perhaps Olk was briefly Associate Concertmaster to Leopold Kramer, just as he had been Associate to Concertmaster John Marquardt in Philadelphia 1902-1903 (also Helsinki Orchestra in 1880s, Kroll Opera Berlin, Concertmaster Kiev Symphony - Ukraine, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Concertmaster 1902-1903 and Concertmaster 1903-1904, Concertmaster Cincinnati Symphony 1904-1906, Concertmaster St. Louis Symphony 1907-1917, then viola into 1920s)

 

Studied violin at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik with Joseph Joachim.

1908-1908 (as listed by CSO archives)

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Olsen, Kenneth

(New York 1981- )

Associate Principal cello (also founding member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, also the Ravel Piano Trio: Qing Hou violin, Lawrence Neuman viola, Kenneth Olsen cello, John Novacek piano)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus.

2005-present

Opland, Bradley

(North Dakota 1957- )

 

double bass (also Minnesota Orchestra as a sub in 1975-1976, and returned as a permanent member 1978-1984, and played with the Berlin Philharmonic as a sub for two weeks, a stimulating experience )

 

Studied music at the Curtis Institute Class of 1978.

1984-present

Orbach, Daniel

(Washington, D.C. 1950- )

viola

 

(a long and varied career including: Assistant Principal viola Toledo Symphony about 1972, viola Toronto Symphony 1974-1976, 1976-1977 Assistant Principal viola Rochester Philharmonic.  Assistant Principal viola Metropolitan Opera 1977-1981. 1981-1984, returned to Toronto Symphony as Principal viola, Principal viola New York City Opera 1984-1988.

1988-present

Otte, (Ernest) Frederick

(Germany 1855-1914)

Frederick Otte in 1897

Principal tuba 1895-1914, double bass 1895-1998 and 1901-1914 (same unusual instrumental combination of tuba and double bass as his Principal tuba successors William Dietrichs and Emil Gatterfeld)

1895-1914

 

died from gas in his apartment on October 9, 1914 following the 1913-1914 season. There was speculation of suicide 166.

A friend said that the Great Theodore Thomas, founder of the Chicago Symphony and pioneer of US orchestras should be on the $20 dollar bill

 

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Palecek, James or Vaclav

(Czech 1914-after 2002)

Double bass, Librarian, Stage Manager

 

Emigrated to the US as a child with his family in 1922.

1956-1976

Palermo, George

violin

 

George Palermo was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago in 1944, where they worked for a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189.

1943-1944

Paley, Benjamin

(Illinois 1894- )

Benjamin Paley in 1908

violin (also US Navy Fifteenth Regiment Band at the Great Lakes Naval Station during World War 1 174, also the Du Moulin Quartet: Gaston Du Moulin first, Benjamin Paley second, George Dasch viola, Theodore Du Moulin cello 217)

 

Studied with the Norwegian violinist Frederick Frederiksen. According to Musicial America 175, Benjamin Paley was one of the musicians hired into the orchestra during the quest to increase the number of native-born players during during World War 1 at the hight of anti-German feelings in 1917 and 1918.

1917-1922

Panduro (Wollwage), June wife of Walter Wollwage

(Wisconsin 1921-2010)

Principal English horn (also the Milwaukee Sinfonietta, Milwaukee Young People's Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the staff radio orchestra of WTMJ Milwaukee. She was also a regular extra or sub with the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera and other Chicago area groups in the 1950s through 1970s)

 

Studied at the Milwaukee State Teachers' College and later taught in the Milwaukee public school system.

1943-1946

Parbs, Hans

double bass, clarinet, bass clarinet (Principal bass clarinet 1921-1923)

1895-1933

Park, Nancy

violin (also Primavera String Quartet)

 

Studied music at Harvard University 1977-1982, BA in Music

1997-present

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Payson, Albert E.

(Illinois 1935- )

percussion (also Louisville Orchestra percussion 1956-1957 and the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra 1957-1958. also lead a percussion quartet in Chicago in the 1970s)

 

Studied under Paul Price at the University of Illinois BMus 1956.  Taught music at DePaul University.

1958-1997

Peck, Donald V.

(Washington 1930 - )

Donald Peck in 1961

Assistant Principal flute 1957-1958, Principal flute 1958-1999 (also Seattle Youth Symphony and the Seattle Symphony as a teen.  Washington National Symphony about 1954-1955.  Kansas City Philharmonic Principal flute 1955-1957. also the Pablo Casals Festival)

 

In Washington State, studied with Lois Schaefer, later of the Boston Symphony.  Peck studied at the Curtis Institute, Class of 1952.  Performed the premiere of the Morton Gould Flute Concerto in 1985 under George Solti.  Taught at DePaul University, and later at Roosevelt University, as well as numerous master classes in the U.S. and internationally. Listen to Donald Peck's atmospheric 1992 recording of the Lever du Jour from Daphnis et Chloe (see right)

1957-1999

 

Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Peck, Barenboim/CSO Erato CD

Pegis, Jonathan R.

(New York 1960- )

cello (also Rochester Philharmonic 1984-1986)

 

Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music BMus, Eastman School of Music MMus.

1986-present

Peebles, Byron

(Canada 1936- )

trombone (also Indianapolis Symphony prior to the CSO, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal trombone 1962-into the 1980s. also Los Angeles Brass Quintet into the 1970s)

 

Studied at University of California - Santa Barbara BMus, and at the University of Southern California MMus. Active in music festivals, including the Casals Festival - Puerto Rico in 1959.

1959-1962

Perkins, Harry M.

violin, viola

1921-1947

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Persinger, Rolf

viola

1954-1963

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Peters, Gordon B.

(Illinois 1931- )

Principal timpani, Assistant Principal timpani (also Rochester Philharmonic 1954-1959, US Military Academy Band 1950-1953)

 

Peters studied with a who's-who of percussion: Roy Knapp, Otto Kristufek, Clair Omar Musser, Morris Goldenberg, Saul Goodman, and William Street.

1959-2001

Phillips, Paul, Jr.

(Ohio 1946- )

  without moustache

violin (also Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis String Quartet, Detroit Symphony about 1971-1980, Music of the Baroque - Chicago)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

1980-present

Pieper, Carl

horn

1897-1901

Pierce, William

horn

1913-1914

Pikler, Charles Robert

(California 1951- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Principal viola 1986-present, violin 1978-1986 (also Minnesota Orchestra 1971-1973, Cleveland Orchestra 1973-1976, Rotterdam Philharmonic 1976-1978, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Ars Viva Orchestra, Chicago Symphony String Quartet. also in Illinois, active in the Northbrook Symphony, and the River Cities Philharmonic - 100 km SW of Chicago. founder and Music Director of I-Solisti, a chamber orchestra which is part of the Midwest Young Artists Festival)

 

In 1990, Charlie Pinkler gave the premiere of Frank Beezhold (1915-1989) Viola Concerto, composed for him, with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He also recorded a fine CD with Gary Stucka and the composer Easley Blackwood (1933- ) of his Piano Trio (see right)

1978-present

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Pokorny, Gene

(California 1953- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

tuba (also Israel Philharmonic 1975-1978, Utah Symphony 1978-1983, St. Louis Symphony 1983-1989, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1992-1993)

 

While in California, Pokorny played in Hollywood for films such as Jurassic Park and The Fugitive.  In June 2000, Pokorny played the premiere of John D. Stevens Journey - Concerto for Contrabass Tuba and Orchestra with the CSO, which the orchestra commissioned in 1997.

1989-1992, 1993-present

 

on sabbatical 2010-2011 during which Gene will play and teach in Utah

Polak, Jonas

(Netherlands 1883-before 1930)

cello (also Pittsburgh Symphony, also played in London orchestras)

 

His wife, Charlotte Polak was also a violinist. Jonas Polak seems to have died young, before age 45.

1911-1925

Polesny, Franz (František)

(then Austria-Hungary, now Czech 1896-1957)

Franz Polesny in about 1954

Principal Second violin 1939-1956, violin 1923-1939 (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also before Chicago, the Feist Quartet: Gottfried Feist first, Franz Polesny second, Ernst Moravec viola, Wilhelm Winkler cello 204, also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony also Northwestern University Faculty String Quartet 1948-1956: Arcule Sheasby first, Franz Polesny second, Dudley Powers cello, Harold Richard Newton viola, in that order l to r in photo at right)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1922. Long-term teacher at Northwestern University.

1923-1956

 

click on the thumbnail above to see the Northwestern University String Quartet in about 1954

Poltmann, Hermann C. (probably brother of Richard Poltmann)

(then Prussia, now Poland 1860-1915)

cello

 

Emigrated to the US in 1892 to join the Chicago Symphony, following Richard Poltmann who was probably his brother. Was a musician in New York City until 1915, when he died in Bremen, Germany age only 55.

1892-1893

Poltmann, Richard (probably brother of Hermann Poltmann)

(then Prussia, now Poland 1863- )

Principal Second violin (also Venth-Kronold String Quartet: Carl Venth first, Richard Poltmann second, Philip Herford viola, Hans Kronold cello, also Boston Symphony Orchestral Club in 1890 - but not the Boston Symphony, New York City theater musician in the 1910s)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1891 and joined the Chicago Symphony in the 1891-1892 season 1891 with his friend Frederick Dreibrodt, both probably recruited by Theodore Thomas in Germany during the summer of 1891.

1891-1893

Pottag, Max Paul

(Germany 1876-1970)

second horn 1907-1944, fourth horn 1944-1946 (also the band of the German Navy in 1890s, Hamburg Symphony Principal horn, Philadelphia Orchestra horn 1901-1902, Pittsburgh Symphony 1902-1905, Cincinnati Symphony 1905-1907, also the Little Symphony Orchestra - Chicago, the training orchestra which preceded the Chicago Civic Orchestra)

 

Studied with Friedrich Gumpert (1841-1906) at the Leipzig Royal Conservatory as did Anton Horner and Max Hess, graduating in 1899. Max Pottag was a prolific writer and arranger of music for the horn.

1907-1946

Max Pottag in 1940

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Powers, Dudley H.

Minnesota (1911-2004)

photo: Chicago Symphony, circa 1953

Cello 1933-1944, Principal cello 1944-1953 (also Conductor of the Racine Symphony Orchestra - Wisconsin, also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221)

 

Studied at Juilliard from 1925-1929, after which he studied with Emanuel Feuermann (1902-1942) in Switzerland. He taught cello at Northwestern University 1955-1979, where he became Chairman of the Strings Department in the 1960s.

1933-1953

Preller, Frank

(Germany 1866-before 1930)

horn, Wagner tuba (New York City musician about 1899-1925)

 

Emigrated from Leipzig, Germany to the US in 1889.

1892-1893

Preves, Milton

(Ohio 1909-2000)

Principal viola 1939-1986, viola 1934-1939 (also the Little Symphony Orchestra - Chicago, the training orchestra which preceded the Chicago Civic Orchestra. active in chamber music, including the Mischakoff Quartet starting in 1933: Mischa Mischakoff first, Samuel Thaviu second, Milton Preves viola, Daniel Saidenberg cello, and later with the Chicago Symphony String Quartet: Victor Aitay first, Edgar Muenzer second, Milton Preves viola, Frank Miller cello. branched into conducting, including the Oak Park-River Forest Symphony 1955-1963 from which he resigned in 1963 after a controversy about his invitation to soloist Carol Anderson - later Carol Anderson Neff (1939- ), a black violinist 118. also Music Director of the North Side Symphony - Chicago for 26 years, and was conductor of the Wheaton Symphony - Illinois, and the Gary Symphony - Indiana.)

 

Studied at the University of Chicago about 1931-1934.

1934-1986

 

total service in the Chicago Symphony to 52 seasons (!)

Putnik, Edwin Vincent

(Illinois 1924-1982)

flute, piccolo (also Principal flute of the Phoenix Symphony. also, in Arizona founder of the Gammage Wind Quintet: Edwin Putnik flute, Frank Stalzer oboe, Jack Ratterree clarinet, Jack Rausch bassoon, Eugene Chausow horn)

 

Studied at Northwestern University BA Music 1948, Eastman School of Music MMus. Later taught at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Also author of the well-known text The Art of Flute Playing

1952

Pytlowski, Wincenty (Vincent)

(then Austria-Hungary, now Ukraine 1875- )

double bass

 

Emigrated to the US in 1912.

1921-1932, 1936-1937

 

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Quensel, Alfred Felix

(Germany 1869-1947)

Alfred Quensel in 1897 with his gold-headed flute

Principal flute (also Principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic under Arthur Nikisch 1893-1896)

 

Came to the Chicago Symphony from Berlin in 1896, probably at the request of Theodore Thomas, who traveled through Europe each summer recruiting musicians. Alfred Quensel returned to Germany in about 1930, where he died in 1947.

1896-1926

Quick, Robert

(Indiana 1904- )

click on the image above to see the Robert Quick String Quartet

violin (also a WGN Chicago radio staff orchestra musician in 1930, Seattle Symphony Concertmaster 1930-1931, also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221.  Robert Quick was also one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago in 1944. At WGN, they worked a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189. Then, Kansas City Philharmonic Concertmaster in late 1940s, San Antonio Symphony in 1960s 180. also in Kansas City, founded the Robert Quick String Quartet: Robert Quick first, Joseph Michalek second, Harold Newton viola, Harry Sturm cello - click on the image at left)

 

Studied at the Bouillet School of Violin in Chicago.

1932-1943

Quinn, William

violin

1897-1898

Quitsow, Anton

(Germany 1866-1935)

Eb clarinet (Quitsow was later a theater musician and played in the 1920s in the orchestra of radio station WGU - later WMAQ)

 

Anton Quitsow who emigrated from Germany in December, 1890 was one of the initial musicians brought by Theodore Thomas to join the newly organized Chicago Orchestra, with Joseph Schreurs as Principal clarinet in the 1891-1892 season and Anton Quitsow as Eb clarinet and Carl Meyer as bass clarinet.

1891-1896

 

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Rabe, Hjalmar

(Norway 1872-1958)

violin, bassoon, contrabassoon (Principal bassoon 1918-1919, bassoon 1895-1918, 1919-1944, Contrabassoon 1944-1945)

 

Rabe taught at the Mendelssohn Conservatory - Chicago

1895-1945

 

49 seasons with the orchestra, the longest serving musician of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to date.

Racine, Carl

violin

 

Carl Racine was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago in 1944, where they worked for a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189.

1935-1944

Rada, Robert R.

(New York 1930- )

Assistant Principal trombone - one of the series of Chicago Symphony trombonists dismissed by Reiner during the 1950s (also Principal trombone of the CSO at the Ravinia Festival summer 1955. United States Military Academy Band trombone, West Point 1950-1954, Principal trombone of the Kennett Symphony and the Hilton Head Orchestra - South Carolina)

 

Studied with Neal DiBiase, then Principal trombone of the Toscanini's NBC Symphony. After the Chicago Symphony, Robert Rada began to sell corporate jets in North Carolina, while playing in locals symphonic groups.

1954-1957

Raimi, Max

(Michigan 1956- )

viola

 

Studied at the at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and at the University of Michigan, degree in viola performance and later at The Juilliard School. Also, and active composer and arranger.  February, 1998, Barenboim and the CSO performed Max Raimi Elegy for twelve violas, harp, celeste, and percussion.  Also, his arrangements of the Star-Spangled Banner have been played at sporting and other public events.  Max Raimi's brother Fred Raimi with the Ciompi Quartet at Duke have performed and recording Max Raimi works.

1984-present

Raitt, John Wellesley

(Illinois 1923-2010).

bassoon (as a High School student, played in the Chicago NYA Orchestra, Arkansas State Symphony Principal bassoon, and in summers in Chicago Principal bassoon of the Grant Park Symphony)

 

Initially studied flute with Ernest Liegl, then bassoon with Hjalmar Rabe and Hugo Fox. He taught at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music.

1949-1985

Rateau, René

(France 1909- )

Principal flute (also Boston Symphony 1938-1939, Orchestre national de la radiodiffusion, Paris during World War 2, Principal flute Minnesota Symphony 1945-1946, Chicago Symphony Principal flute 1946-1951. After Chicago René Rateau seems to have returned to l'Orchestre national de la radiodiffusion as Principal flute)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in the 1928 Coucour. At the end of the 1950-1951 season, the new Chicago Music Director Rafael Kubelik replaced three CSO Principals, in what was locally called the 'Saturday night massacre': Ignatius Gennusa, Principal clarinet, Sherman Walt, Principal bassoon, and René Rateau, Principal flute. René Rateau returned to Paris, Iggy Gennusa went on to the Baltimore Symphony, and Sherman Walt went on to his legendary career with the Boston Symphony.

1946-1951

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Ratzer, Theodore

(Indiana 1899-1989)

cello, mostly in the third cello chair, called today in some orchestras the Second Assistant Principal cello (also played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony. He was a theater musician with the Harper Amusement Company, Chicago in 1918 and during summers as a teen played in the Chautauqua Circuit. Gary Stucka later wrote: "...Teddy [Ratzer was] the first Principal Cellist of [Frederick] Stock's newly formed Civic Orchestra, Ted was invited directly into the CSO by Stock...")

 

Taught cello at the Kimball Piano Company, Chicago Illinois in the 1920s, and at the American Conservatory in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s.

1920-1957

Recoschewitz, Julius

(Germany 1871-1937)

violin

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1893, age 22.

1898-1901, 1906-1908, 1911-1926

Rees, Jenska Slebos

--- SEE Jenska Slebos

cello

1942-1955

Reiners, Rudolph

(1901-Dec 1965)

violin (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221)

1926-1956

Reines, Nathan brother of Cleveland Orchestra Principal bassoon Abraham Reines

(New York 1908-1979)

bassoon 1944-1946, Principal contrabassoon 1945-1946 (also John Philip Sousa Band 70, St. Louis Symphony 71)

1944-1946

Rhys, Samuel H.

violin

1901-1926

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Ridenour, Mark

(Kentucky 1959- )

Assistant Principal trumpet, succeeding William Scarlett (also Lexington Philharmonic third trumpet, Dayton Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Florida Orchestra Principal trumpet 1990-1994.

 

Asbury College (Kentucky) BA, and University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music MMus and completed 2 years of the doctoral program. Mark Ridenour also developed TweeQers, a clip that enhances the sound of trumpets (see www.tweeqerzone.biz ).

1994-present

Riedelsberger, Carl

viola

1891-1893

Rill, Michael

(1921-1999)

Rink String Quartet: Michael Rill second, left, with Vera Rehberg cello, Carl Rink first, Guido St. Rizzo viola)

violin (also in the late 1930s Rink String Quartet: Carl Rink first, Paul Kahn or Michael Rill second, Harry Perkins (sometimes Guido St. Rizzo) viola, Vera Rehberg - wife of Carl Rink - cello 177.

1945-1979

Rink, Carl George

(Illinois 1899-1986)

Rink String Quartet: Michael Rill second, left, with Vera Rehberg cello, Carl Rink first, Guido St. Rizzo viola)

violin (also in the late 1930s Rink String Quartet: Carl Rink first, Paul Kahn or Michael Rill second, Harry Perkins (sometimes Guido St. Rizzo) viola, Vera Rehberg - wife of Carl Rink - cello 177. also Chicago Symphonic String Quartet: Ben Godsell first, Carl Rink second, Rudolf Reiners viola, Vera Rehberg cello 179.

 

Studied at the Chicago Musical College 178 and with Leon Sanopini, Jacques Gordon and Leopold Auer 180.

1922-1955

Rischar, Louis

violin

1893-1894

Rissland, Rudolf L. K. (not Rudolph) brother of Karl Rissland of Boston Symphony

(Germany 1868-1960)

Karl Rissland, Boston Symphony violinist left and Rudolf Rissland, NY Symphony and Chicago Symphony violinist right, uncle and father of Karl Ernest Rissland SFSO trumpet

violin (also New York Symphony about 1919-1920)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1884. Uncle of Karl Ernest Rissland, Principal trumpet with the San Francisco Symphony and brother of Karl Rissland of Boston Symphony, violin with the Boston Symphony.

1891-1892

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Rittner, Friedrich Erdmann Josef

viola

1927-1955

Rizzo, Guido St.

(Illinois 1907-1980)

viola (also in the late 1930s Rink String Quartet: Carl Rink first, Paul Kahn or Michael Rill second, Harry Perkins (sometimes Guido St. Rizzo) viola, Vera Rehberg - wife of Carl Rink - cello 177. also Peoria Symphony Orchestra viola in 1950s)

 

Studied at the University of Chicago.

1947-1980

Roda, Joseph

viola

1936-1956

Rodenkirchen, Christian

(Germany 1858-1915)

Rodenkirchen died on February 6, 1915, just days before his 57th birthday.

Principal cornet 1891-1898, Principal trumpet 1898-1902; note: in this era, the Principal of the section was Principal cornet, and the third chair of the section was Principal trumpet (also the Cologne Municipal Orchestra in 1880s, in which Frederick Stock also played, the Aamold Concert Company, a mid-west touring orchestra in 1890, Chicago Symphony Principal cornet 1891-1902, New York Symphony Principal trumpet 1903-1904, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal trumpet 1904-1905, New York Philharmonic Principal trumpet 1905-1907, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trumpet 1907-1909, returned to the New York Philharmonic Principal trumpet 1909-1911 under Gustav Mahler, returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra as second trumpet 1911-his early death on February 6, 1915)

1891-1902

Roehrborn, Otto Bernhard

(Germany 1874-1951)

Otto Roehrborn playing with the Spierling Quartet in 1900

violin 1893-1911, viola, Principal Second violin 1911-1922 (also Dasch String Quartet: George Dasch first, Fritz Itte second, Otto Roehrborn viola, Carl Brueckner cello, and Chicago-based Spierling Quartet: Theodore Spierling first, Otto Roehrborn second, William Diestel viola, Hermann Diestel cello in 1893-1905)

 

Taught at the Spiering Violin School of Chicago.

1893-1934

Rogers, Harry Louis

violin

1914-1915

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Romanes, Francis

violin

1897-1898

Rosensweet, David

(1886-1922 died of heart attack in New York City age 56)

violin

1914-1922

 

Rosensweet died during the 1921-1922 season

Ross, James Jerome Sr. father of James Ross Jr.

(Indiana 1901-1980)

Principal percussion 1957-1959, percussion 1954-1957)

1954-1967

Ross, James Jerome Jr. son of James Ross Sr.

(Ohio about 1949- )

percussion, succeeding Jim Lane who had died in 1978 (also Grant Park Symphony 1973-1978)

 

Studied at Northern Illinois University BMus 1971.

1979-present

Roth, Armand

viola

1936-1938

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Ruckle, Leo Elbert

(Michigan 1896-1972 )

oboe (also Cleveland Orchestra English horn and oboe 1919-1920)

 

Ruckle was also a long-term oboe teacher at the High School level and created a successful business making reeds to sell to students 72.

1920-1940

Ruinen, Johann

(Netherlands 1877-1914)

violin

 

Studied violin in Utrecht, Netherlands

1910-1914

 

died just following the 1913-1914 season on June 12, 1914 166

Rychlik, Charles Vaclav

(Ohio 1875-1962)

violin (also Prague Opera orchestra, performed with the Bohemian String Quartet in Europe, Cleveland Orchestra violin 1918-1919, member Cleveland Philharmonic String Quartet, Sol Marcosson first, Charles Rychlik second, James Johnston viola, Charles Heydler cello 1908-1928.)

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory 1891-1895. Violin teacher in Cleveland in 1920s. A composer whose works were performed by the Cleveland Orchestra and Detroit Symphony. It is said that 40 of his students became Cleveland Orchestra musicians.

1897-1898

 

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Sabransky, Jerry

(Ohio 1923-2006)

violin (also an active Chicago sessions musician in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in many LPs of the era)

 

Father of the concert pianist Philip Sabransky who performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony both as a youth winner and in the 1990s. Philip Sabransky formed the Chadamin Trio with Chicago Symphony musicians Edgar Muenzer violin and Assistant Principal cello Leonard Chausow.

1949-1997

Sachleben, Henry

(Germany 1838- )

cello and Personnel Manager (he was also the Personnel Manager of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra 117.

 

Henry Sachleben emigrated to the US in 1891 from Hamburg, perhaps at the invitation of Theodore Thomas who traveled Europe hiring for his new Chicago Orchestra.

1891-1898

Saidenberg, Daniel

(Canada 1906-1997)

Principal cello (also Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1925-1929, Mischakoff Quartet in Chicago starting in 1933: Mischa Mischakoff first, Samuel Thaviu second, Milton Preves viola, Daniel Saidenberg cello. also developed a conducting career: conductor of the Alka Seltzer Radio Hour on NBC radio in 1940, and in 1946 founded and was conductor of the the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire winning his Prix in about the 1921 Concour. Then he studied at the Institute of Musical Art (later Juilliard) 1925-1930 while still playing in the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1930-1936

Sametini, Léon

(1886-1944, died age 58)

  Sametini in 1920s

violin (his early career was of a prodigy soloist, touring continental Europe and England. Came to the US, and particularly in New York and Chicago in 1912 120.

 

Studied first in Rotterdam with his virtuous uncle Michel von Groot, then at Aix-la-Chapelle and Cologne, Germany and the Prague Conservatoire 119. Head of the violin department at the Chicago Musical College in the 1920s-1940s.

1942-1943

 

This prodigy who was mentioned with Mischa Elman early in his career died just after the Chicago 1942-1943 season at age 58

Sanders, David

cello (also Lake Forest Symphony, Florida Symphony, Burnham String Quartet, Colin-Mezin String Quartet, Montagnana Trio)

 

David Sanders at his interesting Montagnana Books sells books, photos, and other historical items devoted to stringed instruments at www.montagnanabooks.com

1974-present

Sansone, Lorenzo

(Italy 1881-1975)

horn (also Chiafferelli Italian Band, director of the Ventura City Band - California in the 1910s. also the Los Angeles Symphony - not the Philharmonic, the Denver Symphony 1909-1910, the Saint Paul Symphony 1910-1911, Saint Louis Symphony 1912-1915, Chicago Symphony summer 1914 summer, Cincinnati Symphony 1915-1918, Detroit Symphony 1918-1919, New York Symphony 1920-1922, NBC radio orchestra 1929, Metropolitan Opera 1931-1933 - what an itinerant career !)

 

After playing flugelhorn in a town band, taught himself the French horn. The Horn Call wrote: "...Lorenzo Sansone is known to many horn players for his publications and his innovative designs of equipment, especially the five-valve B-flat horn." He taught at the Juilliard School 1921-1946.

Summer, 1914 56

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Satkiewicz, Ronald F.

(Massachusetts 1952- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Columbus String Quartet, Columbus Symphony Associate Concertmaster, Rochester Philharmonic while studying at the Eastman School)

 

As a student, studied at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, then at the Meadowmount School summer program - New York, and the Eastman School of Music.

1979-present

Sauer, Mary

(Wisconsin about 1937- )

keyboard (piano, celesta, organ, and harpsichord and only permanent keyboard member in the Chicago Symphony history according to the CSO website).

 

Studied at Chicago Musical College BMusical Performance, MMusical Performance. Long term soloist with the Peninsula Music Festival - Wisconsin.

1959-present

Saunders, Joseph H.

cello (also played and taught at Ball State University in Indiana after leaving the CSO)

 

Studied at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music, Indianapolis in 1950. Saunders arranged to have a solo appearance with the CSO to play a cello concerto by former Music Director Frederick Stock, and "...CSO violinist, Fred Spector, recalls that CSO cellist Joseph Saunders, ... after several weeks of trying to 'decipher' the Stock Concerto, Saunders deemed it too difficult and opted to play the Victor Herbert Cello Concerto no. 2 instead".

1954-1965

Sauter, Carl

(Germany 1867-1944)

double bass and seems also to have played cello (later double bass Los Angeles Philharmonic)

 

Emigrated to the US from Bayreuth, Germany in 1891. Also taught at the Sherwood Music School - Chicago.

1909-1923

Sayers, Lionel

(England 1904-1986)

percussion, Librarian

 

Emigrated to the US from London in 1920.

1932-1982

Scarlett, William H.

(Illinois 1933- )

fourth trumpet 1964-1966, Assistant Principal trumpet 1966-1994 succeeding Frank Kaderabek, then second trumpet 1994-1997 (also Chicago Lyric Opera Principal trumpet in 1950s)

 

Studied at Northwestern University. As well as studying with Renold Schilke, during the 1950s, Scarlett worked with Schilke on the design and manufacture of trumpets.

1964-1997

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Schaefer, Lora J.

(New York 1969- )

Second oboe (Kansas City Symphony Principal oboe 1996-2009)

 

Studied at Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 1995, Shepherd School of Music - Rice University. Lora Schaefer has been active in summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival and, since 2000, the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming. Married to photographer Will Brandt.

July, 2009-present

Schaefer, Lois E. sister of Winifred Schaefer Winograd (Mayes)

(Washington 1924- )

Assistant Principal flute (also New York City Opera 1955-1965, New York Oratorio Society and New York freelance, RCA Recording Orchestra, Boston Symphony piccolo 1965-1990)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory artists diploma.  Lois Schaefer premiered the Daniel Pinkham (1923- ) Concerto Piccolo in May, 1990 at her farewell concert with the Boston Pops.  She played a wooden Powell piccolo as being softer.

1951-1954

Schaller, Leonard

E-Flat clarinet 1928-1931, Principal bass clarinet 1931-1945, also Saxophone 1931-1945. (also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221, also New York Philharmonic bass clarinet 1945-1966 )

1928-1945

Scharf, Philip

(Poland 1903-1976)

violin (also Cleveland Orchestra violin 1929-1930. also Chicago Arts Quartet: Philip Scharf first, Adrian Da Prato second, Isadore Zverow viola, David Greenbaum cello)

 

Emigrated to the US as a child in 1908. Studied at the Prague Conservatory with Otakar Ševčík (1852-1934) before returning to the US in 1924-1926.

1945-1974

Schein, Sigmund

(then Austria-Hungary, now Slovakia 1875-1954)

viola (Sigmund Schein came to Chicago as part of the Benjamin Amsterdam orchestra to play at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. also a musician in the LaSalle Theater orchestra prior to the Chicago Symphony)

1919-1927

Scherzberg, Frederick "Fritz"

(Germany 1837-1903)

trumpet (Scherzberg succeeded William Braun as Second trumpet/Second cornet in the leter part of the 1891-1892 season 129)

 

Emigrated to Chicago in 1873.

1891-1898

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Schick, George

(Czech 1903-1985)

keyboard and Assistant conductor (also Prague Opera Aasistant conductor, Covent Garden conductor 1939)

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory 208. In 1956, he became coordinator of the opera department of the National Broadcasting Company in New York City. Also in New York, he was appointed President of the Manhattan School of Music 1969-1976.

1950-1956

Schilke, Renold Otto

(Wisconsin 1910–1982)

second trumpet 1936-1939, Principal trumpet 1939-1941, second trumpet 1942-1943 after US military service, Third/Assistant Principal trumpet 1943-1950, fourth trumpet 1950-1951)

 

Studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique - Brussels, and while in Belgium, studied trumpet manufacture at the factory created by brass instrument manufacturer Victor-Charles Mahillon. In Chicago, Renold Schilke continued to develop instrument design with his neighbor and fellow CSO trumpet Eldon Benge . After the CSO, Schilke organized manufacture and distribution of orchestral trumpets, forming Schilke Music Products, Inc.

1936-1951

Schiltz, Grover E.

(Illinois 1931-2012)

oboe and English horn 1959-1964, Principal English horn 1964-2005 (also Chicago Lyric Opera, Grant Park Symphony, Saint Louis Sinfonietta, Kansas City Philharmonic Principal oboe. also played in the Boston Pops touring orchestra 1956-1959 169)

 

Studied at the University of Michigan BMus. During most of his career with the CSO, the legendary oboe section was: Ray Still, Richard Kanter, Michael Henoch, and Grover Schiltz

1959-2005

 

Schippe, Emil

(Germany 1853- )

cello (also a music teacher in Detroit in the 1880s. Played in the Detroit Philharmonic Club, a string quartet: William Yunck first, Louis F. Schultz second, Walter Voigtlander viola, Emil Schippe cello)

 

Emil Schippe was one of 30 Detroit musicians who formed a small orchestra at the University of Michigan in 1885-1886 188, certainly a pioneering group for that era.

1891-1892

Schmidt, Alexander

violin

1912-1914

Schmidt, Ernst

violin

1896-1898

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Schmidt, Otto Georg Michael Valdemar

violin

1891-1898

Schmitt, Richard

Assistant Principal trombone 1944-1945, Principal trombone 1945-1946, then vacant for 2 seasons to be succeeded by Joseph Bejcek

 

Studied at Lane Technical High School in Chicago.

1944-1946

Schmitz-Philippi, Friedrich

violin

1891-1893

Schnee, Murray David

(New York 1924-2005)

violin (also Pittsburgh Symphony violin 1945-1950, the New York City Ballet for more than 45 years)

 

Studied at the New York the High School of Music and Art, graduating in 1942. Active in summer music festivals, including the Chautauqua Symphony for 35 summers, serving also as personnel manager.

1950-1954

Schnitzler, Isidore

(Netherlands 1859-1935)

violin (also Mendelssohn Quintet Club 57, Boston Symphony, Russian Symphony of New York)

1891-1892

Schoen, William

(Czechoslovakia 1919-after 1997)

Assistant Principal viola (also viola in Stokowski's All American Youth Orchestra tour of Brazil and Argentina summer 1940. played in the staff broadcasting orchestras of NBC, ABC and CBS 149. also Guilet String Quartet: Daniel Guilet (1899-1990) first, Henry Siegl (1911-1997) second, William Schoen viola and David Soyer (1923-2010) cello. also the Claremont Quartet: Marc Gottlieb first, Vladimir Weisman second, William Schoen viola and Irving Klein cello 148. also a founding member in 1966 of the Chicago-based Contemporary Arts Quartet with Otakar Sroubek first, Fred Spector second, William Schoen viola and Donald Moline cello 222. Schoen was also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal viola 1963-1964)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music, and at the Julliard School.

1964-1996

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Schoenheinz (Schönheinz), Ernst

(Denmark 1869-1895)

oboe, Principal English horn

 

Emigrated to the US from Allborg, Denmark. Died in 1895 at age only 26.

1891-1893

Schoeniger, Louis E.

violin (also a San Francisco musician 1905-1910)

1892-1903, 1913-1915

Schoessling, Paul Max

(Germany 1868-1922)

cello (also a Chicago theater musician in the 1910s)

 

Emigrated to the US as a youth in 1875.

1894-1898

Schon, John (Johann)

bassoon

1891-1902, 1909-1911

Schostac, Henri

violin

1918-1919

Schreurs, Joseph

(Belgium 1863-1921)

Principal clarinet (also joined Theodore Thomas' New York-based orchestra in 1885 99 and was one of the Principals that Thomas brought to the newly organized Chicago Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique - Brussels. Schreurs was Principal clarinet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under all its names: the Chicago Orchestra, the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 30 years until his relatively early death, aged 58.  He died in Chicago on July, 1921, sadly leaving his 43 year old wife, Emilia and four children.

1891-1921

  Joseph Schreurs in 1897

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Schroeter, Johann Richard Eduard

(then Russia, now Latvia 1865-1936)

viola, piccolo, flute

 

Richard Schroeter emigrated to the US in 1906 to join the Chicago Symphony.

1906-1931

Schubert, Otto

(Germany 1888-1912)

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1908

Principal trumpet (also Symphony Orchestra of Basel - Switzerland Principal trumpet 1899 - 1901)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1907, perhaps at the invitation of Frederick Stock, who visited Europe most summers looking for talent. Otto Schubert died young, just after his last season with the Chicago Symphony in the summer of 1912 not yet 30 years old. The reason of his death seems not given in contemporary accounts.

1907-1911

Schuecker, Edmund (Austria 1860-1911) older brother to famed harpist Heinrich Schuecker (1867-1913) of the Boston Symphony, who also died young. also uncle of Philadelphia Orchestra harpist Joseph Schuecker

Edmund Schuecker in 1890

Principal harp (also Park Orchestra - Amsterdam solo harp 1877-1882, Parlow Orchestra - Hamburg 1882-1883, Staatskapelle Orchestra Dresden 1883-1884 147, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra harp 1884-1891 under Carl Reinecke (1860-1911) as was his brother Heinrich Schuecker 146, Vienna Hof Oper in late 1880s, Chicago Orchestra Principal harp 1891-1900, New York Symphony about 1902-1903, Pittsburgh Symphony 1903-1904, Philadelphia Orchestra 1904-1909)

 

Studied at the Vienna Conservatory 1871-1877 147. Recruited directly to Chicago from Vienna by Theodore Thomas for the first season of the Chicago Orchestra 136.

1891-1900

Schütz, Adolph

Second horn

1891-1893

Schulte, Carl

(Wisconsin 1890- )

violin (also played the Chautauqua Circuit with his father's band, the Professor Schulte's Band and with the Schulte Orchestra in the 1900s. Carl Schulte lead the orchestra in the 1910s)

 

Studied first with his music teacher and band director father Henry Schulte (1858-1924).

1917-1922

Schulz, Max

violin

1906-1910

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Schulze, Walter

(Germany 1879- )

violin

 

Studied first with his father Gustav Schulze. His brothers John and Ernst Schulze. Walter Schulze emigrated to the US from Halle, Germany in 1888.

1899-1903

Schuster, Earl Vincent

(Illinois 1919-2004)

oboe (also US Marine Band, Washington, DC during World War 2. also Indianapolis Symphony Principal oboe, Radio City Music Hall oboe, and after Chicago, went to the San Diego Symphony - Principal oboe. In San Diego, founded the Schuster Baroque Ensemble)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus in about 1941, Columbia University MMus. Taught at Indiana University while playing in the Indianapolis Symphony.

1956-1959

Schwartz-Lee, Florence

(Ohio 1961- )

violin (also Bronx Arts Ensemble, Marlboro Music Festival)

 

In 1978 as a student, Florence Schwartz won the Cleveland Philharmonic Young Artists’ Competition. also Studied at the at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan. Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus, the Mannes College of Music - New York MMus.

1989-present

Schweikert, Norman C.

(California 1937- )

photo: Chicago Symphony photographer Jim Steere

Assistant Principal horn (also Rochester Philharmonic Fourth horn, Second horn, and Third horn 1955-1966, with military gap 1962-1964 serving in the US Military Academy Band - West Point. also in Rochester with the Eastman Wind Ensemble 1957-1961)

 

Studied violin first with amateur musician parents, switching to horn as a teen. Studied horn in Los Angeles and at the Aspen Music School. Playing in Rochester, studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus and Performer's Certificate 1961. Taught at Northwestern University for 25 years. Active in summer festivals, including the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan, and Interlochen Arts Quintet, also the Moravian Music Festival - North Carolina, and the Peninsula Music Festival - Wisconsin. Musical scholar and author of works including The Horns of Valhalla about Xavier Reiter and Josef Reiter ( Windsong Press see right)

June 1971-1997

 

Sciacchitano, Joseph S. "Sam"

(Illinois 1913-2009)

cello (also as a student, two seasons with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO training orchestra in mid-1930s, then the Indianapolis Symphony 1937-1943 142. Chicago Symphony 1943-1944 before his World War 2 service, WGN Chicago radio staff orchestra, the NBC radio Chicago staff orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony 142)

 

Studied at Lane Technical High School 142 - Chicago (as did Philip Blum). Joseph Sciacchitano was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago in 1944, where they worked for a full 52 week season and at higher salaries 189. Sciacchitano taught at DePaul University, Northwestern University and at the American Conservatory of Music.

1943-1944, 1961-1983

Seidel, Richard

(Germany 1868-1941)

violin, viola

 

Emigrated to the US from Leipzig, Germany in 1887.

1891-1930

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Seifert, Otto H.

(Germany 1864-1945)

violin (also a theater musician in Chicago in the 1900s)

 

Emigrated to the US from the Rhineland-Palatinate area of Germany in 1888.

1891-1892

Selinger, Henry

(Illinois 1895-1973 )

violin (also a musician, conductor, and later General Manager of WGN radio, Chicago, including WGN broadcasts of the Drake Hotel Concert Ensemble and the Seliger Quartet: Henry Selinger first, Armand Buisseret second, John Westhall viola, and Leon Lichtenfeld cello, and later conducted the Tribune Philharmonic, a radio orchestra in the late 1920s)

1917-1926

Selwitz, Jacob Jascha (born Yankel Zelditch Patlashenko)

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1898- )

violin (emigrated from the Ukraine at age 8)

 

billed himself professionally as "Jascha Selwitz", an adaptation of the family name of Zelditch or Zelditz, or his full name of Yankel Zelditch Patlashenko.

1926-1932

Senescu, Bernard Marcusin

(Illinois 1904-1968)

violin (also, the Roosevelt College String Quartet: Oscar Chausow first, David Chausow second, Bernard Senescu viola, Leopold Teraspulsky cello. moved to California in about 1946, becoming a Hollywood studio musician with credits including Around the World in 80 Days)

 

Taught at Roosevelt College - Chicago

1926-1932, 1936-1943

Settanni, Eugene

(1918-1983)

violin

1944-1945

Seydel, Theodor

(Germany 1867- )

double bass (also Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Friedrich Erhman. emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1893-1894

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Sharp, John

(Texas 1961- )

Principal cello (also New York String Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Principal cello 1983-1986)

 

In 1986, all in one year, John Sharp won the audition as Principal cello of the Chicago Symphony, concluded his three year service as Principal cello of the Cincinnati Symphony, won Third Prize the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in June, and began his tenure at the Chicago Symphony in July. Among his excellent performances is his CD with the Vermeer Quartet of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence on Cedille Records (see right)

1986-present

Sharrow, Leonard

(New York 1915-2004)

Principal bassoon (also National Symphony of Washington DC bassoon 1935-1937. then NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini 1937-1941 when he was drafted into the US Army.  Detroit Symphony 1946-1947 season and in 1947, Sharrow was invited to return to the NBC Symphony as Principal bassoon until 1951 when he joined the Chicago Symphony)

 

Studied first with his father, Saul Sharrow, violinist with the New York Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. Then went to the Juilliard School, where he graduated in 1935.

1951-1964

Sher, Harold

(Illinois 1907-1995)

viola (also Quartet: Maurice Cottle first, Emil Horween second, Harold Sher viola, Warren King cello)

 

Harold Sher was one of a number of Chicago Symphony musicians who moved to the radio orchestra of WGN Chicago, where they worked for 52 weeks and at higher salaries 189.

1929-1944

Shia (or Xia), Sando

(China 1963- )

violin (also Central Ballet Company of China, Denver Symphony - Assistant Principal Second violin, Phoenix Symphony - Assistant Concertmaster, Piacenza Quartet)

1989-present

Siegel, Harold

(Illinois 1914- )

double bass (also, with his musician twin Ray Siegel, double bass with Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra South America tour in 1940)

1943-1944

Siegel, Samuel

violin

1950-1979

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Siegert, Bernard

cello

1926-1927

Silavin, Theodore C.

(Illinois 1919-1991)

violin (also Cleveland Orchestra violin 1940-1948, also a Chicago recording sessions musician in the 1960s and 1970s. also played in the string quartet with Fritz Siegal first, Theodore Silavin second, Milton Preves viola, Harry Sturm cello in the Chicago debut of Bloch's Concerto Grosso no 2 for String Quartet and Orchestra in 1957)

1948-1988

Silberstein, Joseph

violin

1898-1934

Simpson, Wilbur Herman

(Indiana 1917-1997)

Principal contrabassoon 1946-1951, second bassoon 1951-1991 (also US Navy band in World War 2, Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet: Ralph Johnson flute, Robert Mayer oboe, Jerome Stowell clarinet, Philip Farkas horn, and Wilbur Simpson bassoon. Also a Chicago freelance musician playing in theater orchestras and the radio station WGN orchestra. during his CSO career, also was bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet)

 

Studied at Northwestern University B Mus Ed and MMus - Chicago where he also taught. Early in his career, Simpson taught music in the Forest Park, Illinois public school system. also taught at DePaul University and at the Chicago Conservatory College.

1946-1991

Singer, Carl

cello

1919-1920

Singer, Walfried Ernst

(Illinois 1879-1917)

harp, violin - succeeded Edmund Schuecker in the harp position after Schuecker became ill 164. (also conducted Sunday afternoon concerts at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1910s)

 

Studied first with his German-born music teacher father Joseph Singer and later with harpist Clara Murray in Chicago.

1893 163 -1917

 

died during the 1916-1917 season on March 3, 1917

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Siniscalchi, Joseph (Giuseppe)

(1882-1950 ?)

Principal clarinet 1922-1923

1921-1923

Sirucek, Jerry E.

(Illinois 1922-1996)

oboe (also Tulsa Symphony Orchestra 1940-1941, US Navy Band during World War 2, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet)

 

Studied first in his home town of Cicero, Illinois where he played in the Morton High School Concert Band. Hia studies at Roosevelt University - Chicago were in mathematics, BA in 1948. Taught at the Indiana University School of Music 1961-1988.

1941-1961

Slebos (Rees), Jenska

(Netherlands 1916-1994)

Assistant Principal cello (also as a student, Chicago Civic Orchestra and Chicago WPA Orchestra. also Illinois Symphony Orchestra Principal cello prior to the CSO, also Chicago Civic String Quartet: Mark Kondratieff first, Paul Kahn second, Edward Gradman, Jenska Slebos cello)

 

Emigrated to the USA with her family in 1928. She had studied at the Royal Conservatory, Amsterdam, and in USA at the Evanston Township High School orchestra. Janos Starker, Principal cello in his memoires wrote that Jenska Slebos was discouraged by Fritz Reiner from continuing with the orchestra: "...My section was made up of excellent...players, especially my stand partner, a woman named Jenska Slebos...Regrettably, Slebos quit after a year...Reiner's attitude toward women was still that of Vienna and Berlin..." 145.

1944-1956

 

Jenska Slebos in 1954

Smelser, James F.

(Illinois 1960- )

Second horn (also San Francisco Symphony, active as a Chicago freelance musician, playing 15 years of ballet, radio and TV commercials and 10 years of Broadway shows. Also was a regular CSO extra.

 

Studied at Northwestern University BMus, MMus, and BA German. Also studied at Hochschule der Kúnste, Berlin.

spring 2000-present

 

Played as a regular extra since 1986

Smith, Gregory

(1958- )

clarinet (also Sacramento Symphony Principal clarinet 1980-1981, San Francisco Symphony Associate Principal clarinet 1981-1983)

 

Studied at Northwestern University. A founding member of the Chamber Soloists of Chicago. Also founder and developer of Gregory Smith Clarinet Mouthpieces, a hand-made manufacturer, found at www.gregory-smith.com

summer 1983-present

Smith, Philip Adrian

(United Kingdom 1952- )

photo: Chris Lee, New York Philharmonic archives

fourth trumpet, succeeding Vincent Cichowicz. Smith was appointed by Solti in January 1975 while Phil Smith was still at Juilliard (Smith departed in October, 1978 when he became Co-Principal trumpet with John Ware of the New York Philharmonic, and then Principal trumpet in 1988, departing in 2014)

 

Studied with his father, New York Salvation Army Band conductor and then at the Juilliard School MMus in 1975. See his gospel recordings, including World's Greatest Hymns at www.principaltrumpet.com/home.html   In 2014, Philip Smith joins the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music as tenured professor.

January 1975-1978

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Smith, Robert G.

cello

1940-1986

Snader, Nathan M.

(Pennsylvania 1916-2009)

violin (also Philadelphia Orchestra violin 1946-1950)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1935.

1953-1957

Soeller, George

flute

1944-1945

Sonderskov, Robert

cello

1931-1933

Sopkin, George

cello (also a founder of the Fine Arts Quarter which initially was: Leonard Sorkin first (1946–1982), Joseph Stepansky second (1946–1954), Sheppard Lehnhoff viola (1946–1952) and George Sopkin cello(1946–1979)

1935-1942

Sorin, Harold

viola

1959-1969

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Sorkin, Leonard

(Illinois 1916-1985)

violin (also ABC Symphony broadcasting staff orchestra Concertmaster 1946-1954 - unlike the CSO, a 52 week job. also founded the Fine Arts Quarter which initially was: Leonard Sorkin first (1946–1982), Joseph Stepansky second (1946–1954), Sheppard Lehnhoff viola (1946–1952) and George Sopkin cello(1946–1979). )

 

Studied with Mischa Mischakoff when Mischakoff was Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony. Also active in the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado.

1936-1945

Speckin, William Carl Frederick ("Willy")

(1878-1927)

double bass

1910-1927 (died April 1927 during season)

Spector, Fred S.

(Illinois 1925- )

Fred Spector in 2010

violin (as a student, played with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the training orchestra of Chicago. also a Chicago free-lance and radio musician in the 1940s and early 1950s. also a founding member in 1966 of the Chicago-based Contemporary Arts Quartet with Otakar Sroubek first, Fred Spector second, William Schoen viola and Donald Moline cello 222)

 

Studied with John Weicher, then the CSO Concertmaster

1956-2003

 

47 seasons of service, retiring at age 78.

 

Fred Spector in the 1940s

Spiering, Theodore Bernays

(Missouri 1871-1925) died in Munich of intestinal cancer, age only 53.

violin (also Concertmaster New York Philharmonic under Gustav Mahler 1909-1911. During Mahler's illness in 1911, Spiering conducted the New York Philharmonic for the final 11 concerts of 1910-1911. Conductor of the Portland Symphony in the year before his death)

 

Studied with his father, Ernst Spiering of the St. Louis Symphony, and at the College of Music of Cincinnati, and later at the Akademischen Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Organized the Spiering Violin School in Chicago in about 1895, while still with the Chicago Orchestra and later was Director and violin instructor at the Chicago Musical College 1902-1905.

1892-1896

click on the thumbnail above to see the Spierling Quartet: (l to r) Theodore Spierling first, Hermann Diestel cello, Adolf Weidig viola, Otto Roehrborn second

Sroubek, Otakar C. (Otto)

(Czech 1923-2008)

Otakar Sroubek with Rafael Kubelik

violin (also Prague Broadcast Orchestra and in 1945 was Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic under conductor Rafael Kubelik - later CSO Music Director. also Orquesta Sinfonica de Antioquia of Colombia 1950-1951, New Orleans Symphony violin 1951-1954, Cleveland Orchestra violin 1954-1956, Chicago Symphony violin 1956-2004. also a founding member in 1966 of the Chicago-based Contemporary Arts Quartet with Otakar Sroubek first, Fred Spector second, William Schoen viola and Donald Moline cello 222)

 

From a musical family, studied first with his father, a composer and a trumpet player, and then at the Prague Conservatory.

1956-2004

Stange, Gustav Max (1869-1938)

Principal trombone

1904-1929

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Starke, Frederick (Friedrich)

oboe, English horn (Principal oboe 1893-1904; Principal English horn 1904-13)

1893-1913

Starke, Gustave

violin

1891-1893

Starker, János

(Hungary 1924- )

Principal cello (also Budapest Opera, Budapest Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Metropolitan Opera)

 

When Antol Dorati moved from Dallas to become Music Director of the Minneapolis Symphony, he offered, and János Starker accepted the Principal cello position of the Minneapolis Symphony.  However, Fritz Reiner convinced Starker to come to the Metropolitan Opera, instead, where he bacame Principal cello.  Reiner then brought Starker to Chicago.)

1953-1958

Staryk, Steven

Concertmaster

1963-1967

Steffens, Paul

Principal trumpet (also a member of the Helsinki Orchestral Society - Finland trumpet section 1900-1902 129)

1902-1903

Stein, Keith

clarinet, E-flat clarinet

1931-1932

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Steindel, (Karl) Bruno

(Germany 1866-1949)

Principal cello (also Principal cello Berlin Philharmonic about 1886-1891 53. Theodore Thomas heard Steindel in Berlin and convinced him to come to Chicago in September, 1891 for the initial season of the Chicago Orchestra.

 

Studied with his father Albin Steindel who was Director of Music in his Steindel's home town of Zwickau, Germany near Leipzig. His nephew H. Max Steindel was Principal cello of the St. Louis Symphony for 40 seasons 1912-1942.

1891-1918

Steindel, Albin Robert

violin

1913-1914

Stelle, Fr.

cello 1904-1905, double bass 1910-1911

1904-1905, 1910-1911

Stepansky, Joseph

violin (also, a founder of the the Fine Arts Quarter which initially was: Leonard Sorkin first (1946–1982), Joseph Stepansky second (1946–1954), Sheppard Lehnhoff viola (1946–1952) and George Sopkin cello(1946–1979)

1938-1939

Stiegelmayer, Karl

(probably Germany 1869-after 1920)

second oboe

second oboe 1909-1920 (also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe 1901-1902 and second oboe 1902-1909)

 

Philadelphia Orchestra records show Stiegelmayer serving in Philadelphia until the end of the 1909-1910 season, but Chicago Symphony records show Stiegelmayer's service beginning in the 1909-1910 season.

1909-1920

Still, Ray R. Jr.

(Indiana 1920-2014)

Ray Still died overnight following his 94th birthday - what a career!

oboe 1953-1954, Principal oboe 1954-1993 (also the Los Angeles WPA orchestra 1938, Kansas City Philharmonic second oboe 1939-1941, Buffalo Philharmonic Principal oboe 1947-1949, Baltimore Symphony Principal oboe 1949-1953)

 

Studied with his oboe hero, Robert Bloom, who taught Still for free since Bloom was not then teaching at Juilliard, and Still had no money, and later at Juilliard. An important event was in 1967 when Jean Martinon, who did not get along with Still, tried to fire Still. Still fought back and after eight months of arbitration, he was restored with seniority 42.

1953-1993

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Stock, Frederick (Friedrich Wilhelm August)

(Germany 1872-1942)

viola (also Cologne Municipal Orchestra 1890-1895, also the Chicago Orchestral Club with Alexander Krauss, first violin, Bruno Kuehn, second violin, Frederick Stock, viola, Louis Amato, cello Frederick Dreiboldt, double bass, Martin Ballman, flute 64)

 

Studied at the Cologne Conservatoire (later the Hochschule für Musik Köln) gaining diploma in 1890. Frederick Stock was invited to join the Chicago Orchestra by Theodore Thomas ( see his biography here).

1895-1905

Stocking, Laurence C.

(Michigan 1924- )

oboe

1948-1953

Stoeber, Emmeran

(Germany 1882-1945)

Bailhe-Stoeber Trio: Emmeran Stoeber, right, with Gaston and George Bailhe (click on thumbnail to see picture):

cello (also New York Symphony cello in the 1920s, a founding member of the the Berkshire String Quartet (1916-1941) was: Hugo Kortschak first, Serge Kotlarsky second, Clarence Evans viola and Emmeran Stoeber cello, also the Bailhe-Stoeber Trio, shown at left)

 

Studied in Germany with Hugo Becker (1864-1941). Stoeber and his wife Rosina came to Chicago in later 1913, perhaps to join the Chicago Symphony. In the 1930s, Emmeran Stoeber taught at the Yale University School of Music, along with his violin colleague from the Berkshire String Quartet, Hugo Kortschak.

1914-1915

Stoeckert (or Stöckert), Otto Carl Friedrich

(Germany 1863-1913)

Principal flute - Otto Stoeckert is listed in the Chicago Symphony rosters as "Principal flute 1907-1907" which suggests only a partial season. A Chicago Symphony roster for the 1906-1907 season also lists Stoeckert as Principal flute. However, at this time Otto Stoeckert was Principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 1906-1913. If he was named Principal in Chicago, this seems to have been only briefly.

 

Also Principal flute Metropolitan Opera, Principal flute in the Seidl Orchestra - New York 1897.

1907-1907

Stolper, Mary

piccolo - permanent substitute

2004-2005

Stone, Helen

Harp

1900-1900

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Stout, Louis

Louis Stout, left with CSO horn colleagues Wayne Barrington, center and Philip Farkas

horn

1955-1960

Stowell, Jerome Walter

(Ohio 1913-1973)

second clarinet, E-Flat clarinet (after graduating from the University of Chicago, played in the Chicago Civic Orchestra training orchestra, and the next season joined the Chicago Symphony, also Chicago Symphony Woodwind Quintet: Ralph Johnson flute, Robert Mayer oboe, Jerome Stowell clarinet, Philip Farkas horn, and Wilbur Simpson bassoon)

 

Studied with Belgian musician Joseph Heynen, and rather than study in Belgium, pursed a business degree first at Michigan State College and then at the University of Chicago. Also manufactured clarinet mouthpieces under Stowell, Wells & Schneider. Taught at de Paul University and then at Northwestern University - Chicago graduating in 1935.

1936-1973

 

sadly died during the 1972-1973 season

Strauss, Matthew

percussion (Permanent Substitute)

2002-2003

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Strobach, Carl W.

viola, percussion

1898-1929

Stucka, Gary M.

(Illinois 1952- )

cello (also Winnipeg Symphony Principal cello 1977-1981, Cleveland Orchestra 1981-1986, Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago Principal cello, Pressenda Trio, also while in Cleveland, the Halcyon Ensemble: Martha Aarons flute, Gino Raffaelli violin, Gary Stucka cello, Laura Okuniewski harp, Janina Kuzma harpsichord, Richard Winer percussion)

 

Studied at Roosevelt University - College of Performing Arts BMus and MMus. Recorded the Easley Blackwood (1933- )Piano Trio with Charles Pikler, violin and the composer at the piano - Cedille Records - rewarding music (see right).

1986-present

Sturm, Harry

click on the image above to see the Robert Quick String Quartet

cello (also Portland Symphoy - Oregon under Willem van Hoogstraten (1884-1964) in the late 1920s. then Kansas City Philharmonic in early 1930s. while in Kansas City, the Robert Quick String Quartet: Robert Quick first, Joseph Michalek second, Harold Newton viola, Harry Sturm cello - click on the image at left)

 

Studied with Alfred Wallenstein in Chicago.

1956-1962

Suppantschitsch, Robert

(then Austria-Hungary, now Slovenia 1878-1949)

Harp

 

Returned to Germany where he was an orchestral harp at least through 1934.

1899-1900

Sutphen, Albert

(Ohio 1897-1970)

trumpet (also played in vaudeville theaters in Kentucky just prior to World War 1, and also active in the Chautauqua-Lyceum circuit of cultural entertainment in the 1920s. also Cleveland Orchestra second trumpet 1926-1927)

 

Studied in Chicago with Albert Wendon, then with Max Schlossberg in New York in 1923 129. After his orchestral career, Sutphen was a music teacher in the schools of Hamilton, Ohio.

1925-1926

Swallow, John

(New York 1924-2012)

Associate Principal trombone - one of the series of CSO trombones dismissed by Reiner (played Broadway musicals while at Juilliard in late 1940s, Utah Symphony 1949-1951, New York freelance musician during 1950s, long time member of the New York Brass Quintet)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School. Taught at the Hartt School of Music - Connecticut and the New England Conservatory - Boston and at Yale University School of Music in about 1960-about 2000.

1957-1959

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Swan, Robert

viola (also Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago)

 

Taught at Northwestern University where he was Professor of Viola 1972-1980.

1972-2008

Swanson, Elmer

violin

1925-1932

Synnestvedt, Susan

(New York 1963- )

violin (also Chicago Symphony Chamber Players)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1985. While at Curtis, Susan Synnestvedt was Concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony, performing under, among others, Sergiu Celibidache. Active in music festivals, including the Taos Chamber Music Festival - New Mexico and the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival - Vermont, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia.

1986-present

 

Szpinalski, George

violin

1944-1950

 

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Tak, Eduard (or Edward or Édouard)

(Netherlands 1881-1943)

violin (played in a surprising number of US orchestras: Chicago Symphony first violin 1903-1905, Philadelphia Orchestra violin 1905-1906, New York Symphony 1906-1907. After New York, Eduard Tak concertized in Europe. Emil Paur heard Eduard Tak in Berlin 111 and engaged Tak as Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster 1908-1909. Then the New York Symphony again 1910-1911, San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster 1911-1912, Boston Symphony violin 1912-1919, New York Philharmonic violin 1921-1931)

 

Studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik. Became a US national in 1921, but seems to have returned to Europe in the late 1930s and died in Germany on December 28, 1943.

1903-1905

Tang, Rong-Yan

(China )

violin (also Fort Wayne Philharmonic Associate Concertmaster, Fry Street Quartet)

 

Studied first with her musician parents, both members of the Tsing Tao Orchestra in Shandong, China. Then studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In the US, she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Hear Rong-Yan Tang in the CD of Thomas G. McFaul Mass in C Minor, an inspired work available at www.tommcfaul.com (see right)

2003-present

Tarumoto, Akiko A. wife of Nathan Cole

(New York 1976- )

violin (also Los Angeles Philharmonic 2000-2004, and again beginning 2011 to present. She joins husband Nathan Cole, who was appointed First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2010)

 

Studied at the Preparatory Division of the Juilliard School. Then to Harvard, earning a BA 1998 in English and American Literature cum laude. Returning to Juilliard, Tarumoto earned her MMus in 2000. Also active in summer festivals, including the Aspen Festival - Colorado, the Taos Festival - New Mixico and the Spoleto festivals in Italy.

2004-2011

Taylor, Brant

(New York )

 

cello (also New World Symphony 1997, Saint Louis Symphony 1997-1998, Everest Quartet: Stephen Rose first,  Jeanne Preucil Rose second, Joan DerHovsepian viola - now with the Houston Symphony, Brant Taylor cello 1992-1997)

 

Eastman School of Music BMus.

1998-present

Taylor, David

(Ohio 1949- )

Assistant Concertmaster (also Cleveland Orchestra violin 1974-1979, Saint Louis Symphony violin, Milwaukee Symphony, Pressenda Piano Trio, Ars Viva Symphony - Chicago)

 

Studied first with his musician father and then at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He went on to the Juilliard School BMus and MMus. David Taylor's CDs are for Naim (Mendelssohn Octet) and also Koch, New World, and DMP labels. He teaches at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

1979-present

Temerson, Léon

violin

1943-1944

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Thaviu, Samuel

(Illinois 1909-2000)

violin (also Concertmaster of the Chicago Little Symphony 1932 69, Chicago Symphony first violins 1934-1937, Kansas City Symphony Concertmaster and associate conductor 1937-1942 2, Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster and associate conductor 1942-1943, Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony twice, 1943-1946 under Fritz Reiner and for seventeen seasons, 1949-1966 under William Steinberg.

 

Studied with Harry Diamond, Leon Sametini, Jacques Gordon in Chicago 69 and later with Mischa Mischakoff. Appointed Chairman of the strings department at Northwestern University 1966-1977.

1934-1937

Thompson, Max

cello

1929-1932

Thorstenberg, (John) Laurence

(Utah 1925- )

oboe and English horn 1954-1956, English horn 1956-1964 (also US Army Field Band, Utah Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony 1954-1964, Boston Symphony English horn 1964-1993)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1951 - one of the last students of Marcel Tabuteau. After the Boston Symphony, retired to California.

1954-1964

Marcel Tabuteau (right) with oboe students (l to r) Louis Rosenblatt (Philadelphia), Laurence Thorstenberg (Chicago and Boston), Laila Storch (Tabuteau biographer), John Mack (Cleveland)

Timmons, Edwin S.

(Tennessee 1860- )

flute 1893-1894, Principal flute January 1895-May 1895 following the dramatic suicide of Principal flute Vigo Anderson. also saxophone. (also Cincinnati Symphony Principal flute, also was a concert flutist in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois prior to the Chicago Orchestra. Also played in the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Fair orchestra)

 

 

Studied first with his music teacher mother Georgia Timmons. His sister Elizabeth Lee Timmons was a concert harpist.

1893-1895

Tramonti, Enrico

(Italy 1876- )

Principal harp

Studied harp with Félix Godefroid (1818-1897) at the Paris Conservatoire 62

1902-1927

Trnka, Alois

cello

1925-1926, 1933-1978

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Troll, Carl

violin

1891-1892, 1896-1901

Tryner, Charles Elmer

(Illinois 1895-1969)

photo: San Francisco Symphony archives 1945

horn (also San Francisco Symphony Associate Principal horn 1923-1925, San Francisco Third horn 1921-1922, 1927-1930, 1931-1934 and 1935-1946, San Francisco Fourth horn 1946-1950, San Francisco Symphony Principal horn 1930-1931. also horn with the Walter Roesner T&D Band)

 

Studied first with his father, Joseph Tryner who was a French horn player. Tyner then studied at the Chicago Musical College with Leopold de Maré, French horn and Gaston Dufresne solfège.

1925-1927

Turner, Heidi

violin

1995-1999

Turner, Lynne daughter of Sol Turner

(Missouri about 1940- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra archives

harp

 

Studied in Chicago with Alberto Salvi and then to the Paris Conservatoire, winning her Premier prix in the 1960 Concour.

 

Appointed by Fritz Reiner in 1962, she is the only active CSO musician who had been appointed by Reiner.

1962-present

 

51 seasons of service and still counting !

Turner, Sol father of Lynne Turner

(Russia 1905-1979)

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra archives

violin (also as a student the Civic Orchestra of Chicago 1927-1931, Saint Louis Symphony violin 1931-1943, NBC Chicago staff orchestra - which offered 52 week per year employment, not then the case with the CSO 1949-1963, after which he returned to the CSO until his death in 1979)

 

Band leader of Sol Turner and His Continentals in St. Louis hotels.

1943-1949, 1963-1979

Twining, Harold

double bass, tuba

1928-1929

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Ulrich, Albert, Jr.

violin

1919-1927

Ulrich, Albert, Sr.

(Germany 1857- )

Albert Ulrich Sr. circa 1899

The trumpet section of the Chicago Orchestra 1891-1898 was divided into the first two chairs being cornet players and the second desk being two trumpets. Albert Ulrich Sr. is listed as "Principal trumpet" during 1892-1898, which is in effect the third chair position of the Chicago trumpet section. Ulrich was also Personnel Manager, and under Stock an assistant conductor until his retirement at the end of the 1924-1925 season.

 

Ulrich studied both violin and trumpet in Berlin before emigrating to Chicago in 1880, where he played as a substitute in the Theodore Thomas Orchestra visiting Chicago in February, 1881. Ulrich then joined the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, based in New York City and traveling the USA 1883-1891 before joining the newly formed Chicago Orchestra.

1891-1925

Ulrich, J. Homer

(Illinois 1905-1988)

Principal contrabassoon 1929-1935, bassoon, contrabassoon, cello

 

Studied first with his German-born music teacher father Charles Ulrich. Ferdinand Volk also lived with the Ulrich family for 20 years.

1929-1935

Unger, Walter G. A.

(Germany 1868-1931)

cello (also Royal Opera House, Dresden Germany cello, also the 1893 Chicago World's Fair orchestra under Theodore Thomas)

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory. Unger emigrated to the USA in 1889, and played with Theodore Thomas orchestras in New York and Brooklyn, and then recruited by Theodore Thomas for the opening season of the Chicago Orchestra. He became a US citizen in 1896. He taught cello at the Sherwood Music School, Chicago.

1891-1919

Ursin, Karin J.

(Illinois 1959- )

flute, piccolo (also Syracuse Symphony Orchestra piccolo 1989-2001, 2003-at least 2005. also Rochester Philharmonic and Chicago Philharmonic. Recorded with the Chicago Chamber Musicians)

 

As a student, played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  Active in music festivals including the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), the Aspen Music Festival (Colorodo), the Skaneateles (New York) Festival and the St. Barts Festival.

2001-2003

Uterhart, Carl Frederich Nicolaus

(Germany 1882-1927)

violin (also Pittsburgh Symphony in 1904-1908, Minneapolis Symphony 1912-1914 and 1919-1921)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1904 to join the Pittsburgh Symphony. Also composed a series of lieder to lyrics by Heinrich Heine.

1909-1911

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Vacha, Caroline Solfronk

(Illinois 1909-2006)

flute, piccolo (also Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Ballet)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School, graduating in 1930 153.

1943-1946

Vaillant, Jules

oboe, English horn

 

Musician in Boston, Massachusetts in 1914.

1908-1909

Valck, Ferdinand

(Belgium 1843- )

flute

1891-1892

Van der Voort, Anthony

violin

1908-1914

Van Norman, Clarendon Ess Jr.

(Illinois about 1932- )

Clarendon Van Norman, right with Harry Pratt, Illinois State Historian studying Lincoln documents.

Principal horn (also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Co-Principal horn prior to the Chicago Symphony, also a founder of the Clarion Wind Quintet: Philip Dunigan flute, Stephen Adelstein oboe, Robert Listokin clarinet, Mark Popkin bassoon and Clarendon Van Norman horn 107

 

Studied Columbia University, earning his D.Ed. in 1965 after the Chicago Symphony. In New York City, Clarendon Van Norman taught at the Manhattan School of Music. He has been also a collector of materials about Abraham Lincoln, which in 2010 he donated to the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1963-1965

Van Vactor, David

(Indiana 1906-1994)

Van Vactor composing in the 1950s

flute, piccolo (as well as a leading composer of his generation, Van Vactor pursued conducting, including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the training orchestra 1933–1934, and Kansas City Philharmonic Assistant conductor and Principal flute 1943-1947. also Knoxville Symphony conductor 1947-1972)

 

Studied at Northwestern University BMus 1928 and MMus in 1935. He also studied in Europe at the Wiener Akademie - Austria 1929 and L'Ecole Normale - Paris 1931. Composed widely, including 7 symphonies and 9 concerti, performed by the leading US orchestras. Often performed is his Overture to a Comedy no 2 of 1941, while he was still playing in the Chicago Symphony.

1931-1943

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Verdier, André

(Denmark 1850-1932)

violin (also Pittsburgh Symphony under Victor Herbert, also Mendelssohn Quintette Club in the 1890)

 

Emigrated to the US from Copenhagen in 1887.

1895-1896

Vernon, Charles

(North Carolina 1948- )

bass trombone (also Baltimore Symphony 1971-1980, San Francisco Symphony 1980-1981, Philadelphia Orchestra 1981-1986, Brevard Music Center at Brevard College 1967-1981)

 

Studied at Brevard College - North Carolina and Georgia State University. In April, 1991, Charlie gave the premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939- ) Concerto for Bass Trombone commissioned by the CSO. Also in September 2006, gave the premiere of Chick’a’Bone Checkout by composer and trombone virtuoso Christian Lindberg (1958- ). see Charlie's interesting website www.charlievernon.com

1986-present

Verschoor, William J., Jr.

(Illinois 1912-1988)

Assistant Principal horn

 

Vershoor was Assistant Principal horn under Helen Kotas during part of his tenure, when the horn lineup was Helen Kotas, William Verschoor, Clyde Wedgwood, Harry Jacobs Joseph Mourek.

1937-1948

Vesely, Bohumir

(Illinois 1881-1964)

percussion 1918-1932, Principal percussion 1932-1946 well-known for his xylophone playing. (also a theater musician in the 1910s, and a musician at the La Salle Hotel, Chicago prior to the Chicago Symphony)

1918-1946

Vieland, Joseph (born Josef Welland)

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1895-1972)

painting by Anna E. Meltzer (1896-1975)

viola (also the Gordon String Quartet in 1930: Jacques Gordon first, Edwin Edeler of the Cincinnati Symphony second, Joseph Vieland viola and Nahoum Benditsky (later spelled Naoum Benditzky) cello; New York Philharmonic viola 1931-1960)

1925-1930

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Vilim, Joseph Alois

(Illinois 1861-after 1935) born of Czech parents

violin

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory 1880-1882 with Anton Bennewitz (1833-1926) who also taught Karl Halir and Josef Suk, and Josef Foerster (1859-1951), later famous for his composing. Vilim made his debut in Prague in 1882.152 Joseph Vilim taught at the Chicago Musical College and later created the Vilim Violin School in Chicago in about 1899-1916. Relocated to Los Angeles in about 1918, then to San Diego, where he died in about 1936.

1893-1895

Virizlay, Mihaly

(Hungary 1931-2008)

Principal cello. It is said that Fritz Reiner used Mihaly Virizlay as a filler in 1958-1959 season awaiting the availability of Frank Miller as Principal cello in 1959-1960 (also Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Principal cello 1960-1962, Baltimore Symphony Principal cello 1962- 2004, also toured with his pianist wife Agi Rado in a cello-piano duo)

 

Studied at the Franz Liszt Academy - Budapest Artist's Diploma in 1955. Mihaly Virizlay was also a composer and he premiered his Cello Concerto with David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony 1987.

1958-1959

Vito (Weicher), Geraldine C. wife of John Weicher, daughter of Joseph Vito

(Illinois 1919-2006)

Joseph Vito Principal harp and daughter Geraldine Vito second harp in about 1945

harp

 

Studied first with her harpist father, Joseph Vito. She married Concertmaster John Weicher in May, 1947. Joseph Vito and Geraldine Vito were among the several musicians dismissed by Fritz Reiner in 1957, and succeeded as harp by Edward Druzinsky who had previously played with Reiner when he was conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

1940-1957

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra archives

Vito, Joseph brother of Edward Vito harp of Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, NBC Symphony, father of Geraldine Vito Weicher)

(Illinois 1887-1970?)

Principal harp (also San Francisco Symphony harp 1912-1913, Cincinnati Symphony harp 1919-1920)

 

Studied first with his Italian-born band musician father Joseph Vito (1856-1936). Joseph Vito and Geraldine Vito were among the several musicians dismissed by Fritz Reiner in 1957, and succeeded as harp by Edward Druzinsky who had previously played with Reiner when he was conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

1927-1957

Voellmar, Christian

(Germany 1868- )

viola

 

Emigrated from Württemberg, Germany to the US in 1884.

1895-1898

Volk, Ferdinand

(Illinois 1857-1953) died in San Francisco Bay area age 95

viola

 

Ferdinand Volk lived with the Homer Ulrich family - his fellow CSO musician and bassoonist - for 20 years.

1891-1917

Vosburgh, George L.

(New York 1957- )

trumpet (also while at the Eastman School the Rochester Philharmonic and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. also Chicago Pro Musica, also Pittsburgh Symphony Principal trumpet 1993-present. a founder of the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass in 1994)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music. In Pittsburgh, teaches at Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.

June 1979-1993

 

on leave during his trial season in Pittsburg July 1992-September 1993 when he became Pittsburg Symphony Principal trumpet

Vrhel, James J.

(1920-1987)

double bass 1944-1952, 1961-1983, Principal double bass 1952-1961)

1944-1983

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Wacker (Walker), Albert Otto

horn

1891-1898

Wagner, Ernest Frank father of Ernest Frand Wagner Jr.. and of George P. Wagner and Roland E. Wagner both Principal timpani of the San Francisco Symphony.

(Germany 1848-1922)

percussion, violin (also played in the Chicago-based Great Western Light Guard Band at least from 1867 to the Chicago fire of 1871 as did fellow CSO musician Herman Braun Sr. This band was of members of the Light Guard militia unit. in the tradition of the German Verein 170. Concert bands such as this were operated as cooperatives)

 

Emigrated to the US as a youth with his family in 1854. As a Band member, Wagner played at the funeral service for Abraham Lincoln following the assassination as Lincoln's funeral train passed through Chicago 144. Ernest Wagner was a pall-bearer at the Theodore Thomas funeral 1905 62.

1891-1916

Wagner, Ernest, Frank Jr. son of Ernst F. Wagner Sr. and brother of George P. Wagner and Roland E. Wagner both Principal timpani of the San Francisco Symphony.

(Illinois 1876-1954)

flute (also John Philip Sousa band 1915-1917. also New York Philharmonic piccolo for more than 40 seasons 64, including in the 1930s and 1940s when the flute section of the New York Philharmonic was John Amans, Meredith Willson, John Fabrizio, and Ernest F. Wagner.)

 

Studied first with his father, Ernest Frank Wagner Sr. and then at the Chicago Musical College 173.

1894-1898

Wagner, Franz E. (or Frank)

(then Saxony, now Germany 1849- )

cello (also after the Chicago Symphony, founded the van Oordt-Wagner Concert Company with Jan van Oordt, violin 171, which toured the midwest in about 1900. Wagner also played in the later version of the Listemann String Quartette: Bernard Listemann first, Harold Knapp second, Hugo Frey viola, Franz Wagner cello in about 1898-1900 172)

 

Studied with his musician father Franz E. Wagner, Sr (1822-1900)

1892-1895

Wagner, Jennie A.

(1949- )

violin (also Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, Montagnana Trio and Montagnana Consort, also has played in baroque chamber music, and as a Chicago recording sessions musician. also the Strawberry Banke String Trio: Jennie Wagner violin, Ronald Carbone viola, Frank Dodge cello 154)

 

Studied at the Yale Graduate School of Music. Also active in music festivals, including the Strawbery Banke Chamber Music Festival - New Hampshire. Daughter of musician and jazz expert Bill Frederick Wagner (1916-2008). She also recorded a fine CD of music by Robert Lombardo (1932- ): Music for Mandolin (see right)

1985-present

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Wagner, Richard

(Canada 1887-after 1943)

cello (also a Chicago theater musician in 1920)

 

Born in Toronto, Canada, but studied in Chicago.

1925-1948

Waitt, John Ellsworth

(Illinois 1908-1963)

horn (also Chicago Theater orchestra, also Portland Symphony horn - Oregon)

1927-1929

Walker, (Karl) Reed

(Utah 1923-2010)

double bass, tuba (also Utah Symphony double bass while still a senior in high school. National Symphony of Washington DC double bass. After the Chicago Symphony, joined the Spokane Symphony - Washington 1970-1976. also conducted the Youth Symphony of Spokane)

 

Studied at Salt Lake City West High School and the University of Utah BS. In the 1960s, Walker taught music at the Granite School District of Salt Lake City, Utah. His last years were in developing land in rural Idaho.

1958-1959

Wallenstein, Alfred

(Illinois 1898-1983)

Alfred Wallenstein in 1920 on his way to Leipzig to study with Julius Klengel

Principal cello (also San Francisco Symphony 1916-1917, summer of 1918, Wallenstein toured South America with the Pavlowa Ballet Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1919-1920 leaving for Leipzig, Chicago Symphony Principal 1922-1929, New York Philharmonic Principal cello under Arturo Toscanini 1929-1933, conductor of his Sinfonietta on radio station WOR in New York City beginning 1933 and later his his Symphony of Strings, Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director 1943-1956.

 

Studied under Julius Klengel (1859-1933) at the Leipzig Conservatory.  The photo at left is his passport photo from that voyage.

1922-1929

Walt, Sherman Abbott

(Minnesota 1923-1989)

detail of photo Boston Symphony Archives

bassoon 1946-1949, Principal bassoon 1949-1951

 

When Sherman Walt was a teen-ager, Minneapolis Symphony conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos told Walt's parents "This boy has to play the bassoon."  Walt was admitted to the Curtis Institute, and Mitropoulos sent Walt a monthly allowance. Walt graduated from Curtis in the Class of 1946 after service in World War 2, including a Bronze Star for valor. Taught at Boston University and the New England Conservatory.

1946-1951

 

Sadly, Sherman Walt died just months after retiring from the Boston Symphony, hit by an automobile in suburban Boston on October 26,1989.

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Wang, Weijing

(China )

viola (also Saint Louis Symphony acting Associate Principal viola 2009-2012, also Phoenix Symphony Principal viola. as a student played in the Chicago Civic Orchestra - the CSO trainign orchestra)

 

Studied at Roosevelt University - BMus. Active in summer festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Festival - Germany, and the Perlman Music Program in her native Shanghai, China.

July 2012-pressent

Weber, George

(Illinois 1918-1977)

clarinet and Principal bass clarinet. succeeded by Bruce Yeh. (also as a student the Civic Orchestra of Chicago training orchestra. also the US Naval Station Great Lakes Band during World War 2)

 

Studied with Robert Lindemann. Played a Wurlitzer bass clarinet during most of his career.

1946-1977

 

George Weber died during the 1976-1977 season on February 17, 1977.

Wedgwood, Clyde Ernest

(Nebraska 1913-1969)

Clyde Wedgewood in 1961

Second horn (also as a student the Civic Orchestra of Chicago training orchestra)

 

Taught at the Cosmopolitan School of Music and the Sherwood School of Music - Chicago. Clyde Wedgwood was murdered in Chicago on December 24, 1969 when his apartment was burgled by a young couple on drugs 162.

1943-1969

Weicher, John

(Illinois 1904-1969)

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Assistant Concertmaster 1929-July 1937, Concertmaster July 1937-1959 and 1962-1963, Principal Second violin 1959-1962 and 1963-1969. also Chicago Symphony Personnel Manager 1961-1968 (also the Chicago Civic Orchestra, youth training orchestra in 1919, its first season of activity. Cleveland Orchestra violin 1921-1923, Seattle Symphony Concertmaster 1923-1925 133, also in 1940, the Little Symphony Orchestra of Chicago Concertmaster under Hans Lange, Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony 221)

 

Studied first with his Bohemian-born orchestral violinist father John Weicher Sr. Then traveled to Prague with his father to study at the Conservatory 1912-1916. With World War 1 expanding in Europe, returned to Chicago to study with Herbert Butler (1883- ), a student of Joachim.

1929-1969

 

Following the 1968-1969 season, which was destined to be his last, John Weicher died in Chicago on July 25, 1969, at age 65.

Weidig, Adolf H. A.

(Germany 1867-1931)

Adolf Weidig playing viola with the Spierling Quartet

violin (also Chicago-based Spierling Quartet: Theodore Spierling first, Otto Roehrborn second, Adolf Weidig viola, Hermann Diestel cello in 1893-1900)

 

Taught at and was Associate Director of the American Conservatory of Music - Chicago 116.

1892-1896

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Weimer, Gail F.

(Indiana 1922- )

horn (while teaching at Lebanon Valley College - Pennsylvania active in a woodwind quintet)

 

Studied at Union City High School, Indiana and then at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music, Indianapolis, Indiana 1943. Moved to Reading, Pennsylvania and taught at Lebanon Valley College where Nolan Miller, future Principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra was her student.

1951-1954

Weiner, Max

violin

1945-1946

Weisbach, Harry

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1886-1946)

detail of photo Chicago Symphony Orchestra archives

Concertmaster 1912-1921, violin 1909-1910 and 1942-1946. After three seasons of constant change in the Concertmaster position of the Chicago Symphony with Leopold Kramer, succeeded by Ludwig Becker succeeded by Hans Letz, in the 1912-1913 season, Frederick Stock appointed Harry Weisbach as Concertmaster, where he remained for nine seasons.

 

Emigrating to New York City in 1891, he studied first with Arnold Volpe (1869-1940) and at age 13, joined the Volpe Orchestra of New York. In the summer of 1906, Harry Weisbach went to Brussels to study with Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), and to Berlin to study with Karl Halir (1859-1909) at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik, graduating in 1908 45. After 21 seasons, returned to the CSO first violins in 1942-1943 when many CSO musicians departed for military service.

1909-1910, 1912-1921, 1942-1946

 

Did not complete the 1945-1946 Chicago season; died February 23, 1946 after a prolonged illness

Weiss, Adolph (sometimes incorrectly Adolf)

(Maryland 1891-1971)

Principal bassoon (also at age 16 Russian Symphony Orchestra of New York Principal bassoon under Modest Altschuler, New York Philharmonic bassoon in 1909, New York Symphony bassoon in the 1910s. Also the Chicago Symphony bassoon under Frederick Stock 1913-1916. then with the creation of the Rochester Philharmonic in 1921 Principal bassoon under Eugene Goossens and Albert Coates. he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal bassoon from the early 1950s until he retired in 1963)

 

Studied with his German-born father George Edward Weiss, was also a professional bassoonist. In 1925-1927, pursing his desire to compose, he studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin.

1913-1916

Weiss, Sidney

(Illinois 1928- )

Concertmaster (also Cleveland Orchestra first violin 1956-1966, Chicago Symphony Concertmaster 1967-1975, Sidney Weiss and his pianist wife Jeanne Weiss toured as a piano duo in 1970s and 1980s, l'Orchestre National de 1'Opera de Monte Carlo Concertmaster about 1977-1979, Los Angeles Philharmonic Co-Concertmaster 1979-1994)

 

Studied at the Chicago Musical College and later at DePaul University - Chicago. Sidney Weiss was something of a violin craftsman, and it is said that he played a violin of his own construction.

1967-1972

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Wemheuer, Oscar (also called himself "Ernst A. Wemheuer")

(Germany 1871- )

double bass (also performed in the Works Progress Administration WPA orchestra in Chicago in the late 1930s)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1911.

1912-1932

Wendel, Ernst

(Germany 1876- )

Concertmaster - The breach between Theodore Thomas and Concertmaster Max Bendix reached the point where Theodore Thomas recruited Ernst Wendel from Germany. Ernst Wendel came to Chicago in October, 1896, age only 21 to join the Orchestra.

 

Ernst Wendel returned to Germany, teaching, including the violinist Georg Kulenkampff (1898-1948), Ernst Wendel was later most noted as being conductor of the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1909-1935 where he was a Bruckner specialist.

1896-1897

Wenning, Max F.

(Germany 1866 - )

violin - although Max Wenning also played the bassoon and the contrabassoon (also Philadelphia Orchestra violin and bassoon 1901-1903. also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violin, bassoon and contrabassoon in the 1900s and 1910s, at least until 1917)

 

Emigrated to the US from Germany in 1894. May have returned to Germany in 1917.

1894-1895

Wessling, John Mott

(Illinois 1889-1933)

viola, violin (also a theater orchestra musician at the Haymarket Theater - Chicago in the 1910s into 1920s and a hotel orchestra leader in the 1930s)

 

Died March 7, 1933 in suburban Chicago age only 43.

1922-1929

Wexler, Max

(New Jersey 1928-1997)

violin (also Saint Louis Symphony violin 1948-1951, also Lyric Opera of Chicago Concertmaster for two seasons in 1950s, Phoenix Symphony - Arizona Concertmaster 1974-at least 1990, with his wife Nina as double bass player well-known for wearing sun glasses while performing)

1956-1965

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White, Lawrence R.

(Massachusetts 1907-1987)

Lawrence White in 1929

percussion (also WGN Radio staff orchestra - Chicago about 1948-1950, Grant Park Symphony percussion - Chicago, Lyric Opera Orchestra - Chicago, briefly percussion with the Chicago Symphony in 1957.

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. During World War 2, Larry White conducted the Army Special Service Orchestra in the Pacific. The music scholar Dr. Edmund Bowles adds: "...[he was] a renown player on the vibraphone; he made a 78rpm record for RCA Victor. From 1946 on played timpani in the Chicago Lyric Opera and then retired to Florida, where he performed in the local symphony orchestra."

1957-1957

Wicks, Eric

(New York 1934?- )

violin (also Radio City Music Hall violin in the 1950s. also United States Military Academy Band, West Point. then Baltimore Symphony Assistant Concertmaster in the 19+60s. also Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in summers)

 

Studied at the New York High School for Music and Art and then at the Manhattan School of Music. Awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service by the Chicago Symphony.

1968-2006

Wieder, Carl

(Germany 1868- )

horn

 

Came to Chicago from Karlsruhe, Germany in 1895 to join the Chicago Orchestra, probably at the invitation of Theodore Thomas. Seems to have returned to Germany.

1895-1904

Wiegner, (Julius) Albin

(Germany 1860-before 1950)

Principal double bass (also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra double bass from about 1900 into the 1920s)

 

Emigrated from the Leipzig are to the US in 1883. A friend of Adolf Weidig, who joined the Chicago Orchestra one season after Wiegner.

1891-1895

Wiesenbach, Herman P. cousin of William Wiesenbach

(Illinois 1868-1912) died at age 44

flute (also Beethoven Orchestral Club: Paul Listemann first violin, Oscar Krug second violin, Walter Voiglander viola, Franz Listemann cello, Herman Wiesenbach flute, Frank Edmunds double bass 160)

1891-1893

Wiesenbach, William L. cousin of Herman Wiesenbach

(Illinois 1874- )

clarinet

 

Studied first with his musician father William Wiesenbach Sr.

1891-1895

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Wigger, August

(Germany )

Principal viola - little information of this first Principal viola of the Chicago Orchestra has so far come to light

1891-1892

Wiley, Ernest

(Iowa 1895- )

violin

 

Studied at the Brazelton Conservatory of Music - Iowa 1909-1914.

1918-1925

Williams, Day

(Ohio 1874- )

cello (also the University String Quartet: Harold E. Knapp first, George Dasch second, Alfred G. Wathall viola, Day Williams cello in 1900s and 1910s when Day Williams was teaching at Northwestern University. Also a Chicago theater musician in the 1930s and 1940s)

 

Studied with Chicago cellists Bruno Steindel and theory with Adolf Weidig. Taught cello at Northwestern University in 1906. Also active in touring the summer circuits of the 1890s including Chautauqua Circuit and the Redpath Lyceum Circuit in the Wunderle Trio consisting of Margaretha Wunderle harp with then husband Carl Wunderle violin and Day Williams cello.

1918-1919

click on the image above to see the Wunderle Trio of 1898

Williams, Gail Marie wife of Larry Combs

fourth horn December, 1978-1984, Associate Principal horn 1984-1998 (also Chicago Lyric Opera, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra Principal horn - Wyoming)

 

Studied at Ithaca College - New York

December 1978-1998

Williams, William Carver

cello

1934-1935

Williamson, Stephen

(about 1958- )

Principal clarinet (also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal clarinet December 2003-2011, the Seiji Ozawa Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra - Japan Principal clarinet. The New York Philharmonic announced that effective July, 2013 Stephen Williamson would become its Principal clarinet.  The Philharmonic had been without a Principal clarinet for 4 seasons.  At one time it had been announced that Ricardo Morales would join the New York Philharmonic, but Morales decided to remain as Philadelphia Principal clarinet.)

 

Studied at the the Eastman School of Music BMus and Performer’s Certificate and the Juilliard School MMus. A Fulbright Scholar, he also studied at the Hochschule der Künste- Berlin. Among the fine recordings of Stephen Williamson is the Paul Moravec (1957- ) Chamber Symphony which was recorded in New York City in 2007 (see right)

August 2011-July 2013

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Winch (Lawrence), Anna Mason

(New Hampshire 1862-about 1935)

Harp

1892-1893

Wintrich, Max A.

(Ohio 1869-1955)

Principal percussion 1900-1930 including snare drum with William F. Ludwig bass drum and Joseph Zettlemen timpani. Also Principal timpani 1930-1932 (also Great Western Band in 1890s Sandusky Opera House Band - Ohio 1891, Cleveland Theater orchestra in 1890s)

 

Also developed the manufacture of Max Wintrich Drums.

1900-1932

Woelfel (Wölfel), Peter

(Germany 1880-at least 1923)

violin

 

Studied in Munich, Germany, emigrated to Chicago with his musician wife and son in 1907.

1909-1921

Wolf, Otto

(Germany 1869-1916)

double bass

 

Emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1895-1916

 

died 9 February 1916 during the 1915-1916 season

Wollwage, Walter Edward "Wally" husband of Jane Panduro Wollwage

(1920-1997)

second clarinet (also US Army Band during World War 2)

 

Studied at Lane Technical High School (as did Philip Blum and Sam Sciacchitano. Wollwage then attended Central YMCA College - Chicago. Taught for many years at Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University.

1946-1983

Woollett, Wilfred

violin

1895-1923

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Wright, Benjamin

(Indiana? about 1976- )

Boston Symphony Orchestra photo, Michael J. Lutch

Fourth / Utility Trumpet (also Kennedy Center Opera 1997-2000, Boston Symphony Fourth trumpet July 2002-January 2010, acting Assistant Principal trumpet 2006-2009, Second trumpet January 2010-present.)

 

From a musicial family, Wright studied first with his trumpet-playing uncle, and was a student at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan. Then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 1997.

January 2000-2002

Wright, Kimberly - married to Mark Lawrence , former Principal trombone of the SFS

(Arkansas 1962- )

photo: San Francisco Symphony archives

Assistant Principal / Utility horn (San Francisco Symphony Acting Utility horn two seasons 1993-1995 prior to Chicago. went back to the San Francisco Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn / Utility horn 1998-1999 and 2000-2008, and then SFS Assistant Principal Horn / Utility horn 2008-present. also New Mexico Symphony Third horn 1988-1989, Principal horn 1988-1995, Arkansas Symphony Third horn 1983-1985, also member of The Bay Brass - San Francisco, in summers Santa Fe Opera Orchestra Assistant Principal horn, Santa Fe Symphony fourth Horn)

 

Studied at Ouachita Baptist University - Arkansas 1981-1985 BMus Ed, University of North Texas - Texas MMus Perf 1987, Northwestern University - Illinois Certificate of Performance 1988. Taught at the Music Academy of the West - California summer of 1996, and at the Summit Brass Conference summers of 1991, 1992 and 1996.

1995-1999

Wright, Thomas

(Washington, D.C. 1950- )

photo: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

viola, and mandolin as necessary (also Principal viola of the Kennedy Center Opera 1980-1981)

 

Studied for one year at Oberlin College Conservatory (Ohio) prior to entering the rock scene in the 1970s, then returned to the classical world at the Kennedy Center Opera.

1981-present

Wunderle, Carl Valentin

(Germany 1866-1944)

viola and percussion 1893-1904, violin 1907-1909 (also Kurhaus Orchestra Concertmaster - Bad Kissingen 1889, Meininger Court Orchestra - Germany 1890, Kurhaus Orchestra Concertmaster - Riga, Latvia in the summer of 1891, In 1892 he was with the Exposition Orchestra - Vienna 1892, Hans von Bülow Orchestra - Hamburg 1892-1893, Pittsburgh Symphony 1904-1907, Cincinnati Symphony 1910-1941)

 

Studied at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater 1880-1886 and briefly at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik in about 1891. Emigrated to the U.S. in April 1893 on the same ship with Chicago Orchestra musicians Carl Brueckner, Adolf Goebert, Richard Hilliges, Ernst Kruschwitz, Theodor Seydel, Otto Wolf, and Carl Wunderle, and with Alvin Huster, violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, August Rodemann,  later Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

1893-1904, 1907-1909

Wunderle, Margaretha --- see Margaretha Jiskra

harp 1893-1898, 1917-1931, Principal harp 1900-1903

1893-1898, 1900-1903, 1917-1931

 

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Yeh, John Bruce

(Washington, D.C. 1958- )

Acting Principal clarinet, solo bass clarinet 1977-1979, Assistant Principal clarinet 1979-present. (also Director of Chicago Pro Musica chamber ensemble, founding member Birds and Phoenix, bridging East/West music)

 

Juilliard School BMus 1980. Performed 1998 American premiere of Elliott Carter Clarinet Concerto with Pierre Boulez/CSO.

1977-present

Yancich, Milan Michael brother of Charles Yancich, horn of the Boston Symphony

(Indiana 1921-2007)

horn (also Columbus Philharmonic Principal horn 1946-1948, Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Principal horn 1951-1952, Rochester Civic Orchestra 1954-1956 Third horn Rochester Philharmonic 1956-1960, 1963-about 1969)

 

Studied at the University of Michigan. Taught at the Eastman School of Music in 1950s and 1960s.

1948-1951

Yeh, Cynthia

(Taiwan about 1982- )

Principal percussion (also San Diego Symphony Principal percussion 2004-2007. also active with the MusicNOW group)

 

Studied at University of British Columbia BMus and Temple University MMus 2004. Active with music festivals, including the Pacific Music Festival - Japan.

June 2007-present

 

Yeschke, Theodore Charles

(then Germany, now Poland 1886-1958)

Principal flute (also Detroit Symphony Principal flute 1921-1922, but the Detroit Symphony suspended activity the next seson. From 1930 into the 1940s, Theodore Yeschke was clarinet solo with radio musician WGN in Chicago, as did Ernst Liegl.  At WGN, musicians worked a full 52 week season 189, not then the case for any USA orchestras except the Boston Symphony and Toscanini's NBC symphony.

 

Yeschke emigrated to New York City in 1907.

1926-1928

York, William C.

viola

1947-1986

Yu, Yuan-Qing

(China 1970- )

Assistant Concertmaster 1996-present, violin 1995-1996 (also founding member of the Sebastian Quartet)

 

In 2002, Yu gave the Chicago premiere of Pierre Boulez Anthèmes 2 for solo violin and electronics

1995-present

Yunker, August or Augustus ---

see Junker, August

Principal viola

1891-1897

 

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Zedeler, Nicolai Franz

(Sweden 1885-1966)

  Zedeler in 1925

cello (also Stockholm Symphony, 1918-1925 Zedeler Symphonic Quinette: Harry Parsons first violin, Salvador Sala second violin, Nicolai Zedeler cello, Miriam Zedeler piano and organ)

 

Studied first with his Swedish-born music teacher father Franz Zedeler who was violin with the Minneapolis Symphony 1904-1919.  Then with Bruno Steindel and Hermann Diestel 187.  Sister Nicoline Zedeler Mix was a violinist married to Emil Mix, violinist with the New York Symphony in the 1920s.  Nicolai Zedeler taught at the Chicago Lyceum in the 1910s.

1925-1965

Zeiss, August

violin

1891-1895

Zeller, William F. (Wilhelm)

trombone

1891-1912

Zettelmann, Joseph R.

(Germany 1865- )

Principal timpani 1899-1930, timpani, percussion, violin 1891-1899

 

Studied in Mannheim, Germany, where he also was timpani of the Royal Court Opera, Mannheim (Hofoper) under Emil Paur.

1891-1930

Zika, Charles A.

violin

1932-1980

Zimberoff, Nathan A.

double bass

1944-1974

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Zimmerman, Walter

keyboard

1923-1944

Zukovsky, Alexander (Isaak)

violin

1910-1927

Zukovsky, Peter

bass clarinet

1945-1946

Zverow, Isadore A.

(Illinois 1909-1999)

viola (also Kansas City Philharmonic Assistant principal viola, Illinois Symphony Orchestra violin, Chicago Civic Opera Orchestra viola. also Chicago Arts Quartet: Philip Scharf first, Adrian Da Prato second, Isadore Zverow viola, David Greenbaum cello)

 

Studied first the violin with his father Isadore Zverow Sr, a touring chamber music violinist, before taking up the viola in his Chicago neighborhood Tuley High School orchestra. also studied at Roosevelt University - Chicago. Gave the premiere of the Sonata for Solo Viola by George Perle (1915-2009). A peace activist, he organized the Symphony for Survival concerts in Chicago that raised money for nuclear disarmament.

1945-1988

Zweifel, John

double bass

1918-1928

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1  Chicago Symphony website, Rosenthal Archives, collected November, 2010. Former CSO Musicians.  http://cso.org/uploadedFiles/8_about/History_-_Rosenthal_archives/former_musicians.pdf
2  Kosman, Joshua.  Marc Lifschey.   San Francisco Chronicle.  San Francisco, California.   November 10, 2000.
3  Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  Mischa Mischakoff, Journeys of a Concertmaster.  Harmonie Park Press.  Sterling Heights, Michigan.  2006.  ISBN 0-89990-131-X.
4  page 455.  Colby, Frank Moore, Churchill, Allen Leon.  The New international Year Book  Volume 1919.  Dodd, Mead and Company.  New York, New York. 1919.
5  The Cleveland Orchestra Fills a Great City with Music  AANA Journal.  November 1, 2005.
6  page 227.  The Cleveland Year Book  The Cleveland Foundation.  Cleveland, Ohio.  May 1, 1922.
7  pages 157-159.  Saleski, Gdal.  Famous Musicians of a Wandering Race  reprinted by Kessinger Publishing. 2006. ISBN 142862516X.
8  Barkley, Roy R. Barkley and Odintz, Mark F.  The Portable Handbook of Texas  Texas A&M University Press.  College Station, Texas.  ISBN 0-87611-180-0.
9  La Jolla Music Society History  La Jolla Music Society.  http://www.ljms.org/History.html?Itemid=0
10  page 237.  Osborne, William.  Music in Ohio   Kent State University Press.  Kent, Ohio.  2004.  ISBN 0-87338-775-9.
11  Gough, Peter L.  'the Varied Carols I Hear': The Music of the New Deal in the West.  Ph.D thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.  December 2009.
12    page 215.  Smith, Catherine Parsons  Making Music in Los Angeles.  University of California Press.  2007.&nsbp; ISBN 0520251393.
13  page 109-110.  Young, Nancy Beck, Pederson, William D., Dayne, Byron W.  Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shaping of American Political Culture.  M.E. Sharpe.  2001.  ISBN 0-7656-0620-8.
14  page 97-98.  Pratt, Waldo Selden, editor.  Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  The Macmillian Company.  1920. 
15  Hartford Symphony Orchestra Information.  1930–1939: Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Community beginnings.  http://www.stubpass.com/concerts/classical/hartford-symphony-orchestra-wiki/
16  Hough, James D.  Frank Ruggieri.  The Double Reed Volume 23 number 3.
17  Junior Committee of the Cleveland Orchestra.  Fanfare: Portraits of the Cleveland Orchestra.  February, 1995.  ISBN-13: 978-0960914241
22  Kobayashi, Hikari.  "The Reception of Grieg’s Music in Japan".   The International Grieg Society International research conference.  Bergen, Norway.  2007.
23  page 225.  Galliano, Luciana.  Venice University “Ca’Foscari,” Venice, Italy.  Manfred Gurlitt and the Japanese Operatic Scene, 1939-1972  The pages 215-248
24   page 2.  Penang Daily News.  (An English language propaganda newspaper published by the Japanese in Malaya during the occupation.) December 6, 1942.
45  Second Section.  Berkshire Evening Eagle.  Pittsfield, MA.  February 25, 1946.
46  Biographical Nore: Artur Rodzinski.  Artur Rodzinski Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.  2007.
47  page 226.  Ewen, David.  Dictators of the Baton.  Alliance Book Corp. Chicago. 1943.
48  page 308.  Horowitz, Joseph Horowitz.  Classical Music in America: a History of its Rise and Fall.  W. W. Norton. New York. 2005. ISBN 0-393-05717-8.
49  page 298-299.  Peyser, Joan.  The Music of My Time.  Pro Am Music.  White Plains, NY. 1995.  ISBN-13: 9780912483993
50  page 131.  John Canarina, John.  Pierre Monteux, Maître.  2003.  Hal Leonard Corporation.  ISBN-13: 9781574670820.
51  page 15.  Musician's Wife a Suicide.  New York Times.  New York. March 7, 1921.
52 page 3.  Concert Wins High Approval.  Daily Free Press. Carbondale, Illinois.  December 9, 1919.
53 page 6.  Bruno Steindel Noted Cellist.  Waterloo Evening Courier. Waterloo, Iowa.  April 1, 1911.
54 page 58.  Brilliant Music Festival.  Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba.  February 7, 1920.
55   page 301.  Shanet, Howard.  Philharmonic: A History of New York's Orchestra.  Doubleday and Company.  New York. 1975. ISBN: 0-385-08861-2.
56  pages 47-57.  Caluori, Nicholas. Lorenzo Sansone (1881-1975). The Horn Call.  The International Horn Society.  Volume 35 no 2 February 2005.
57  Ryan, Thomas.  Recollections of an Old Musician.  E. P. Dutton & Co.  New York, New York.   1899.
58  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Picks Up Another Pair of Grammy Awards.  Arlington Daily Herald.  Arlington Heights, Illinois.  March 5, 1999.
59  Jørgen Voigt Arnsted.The great Danish/American tubist August C. Helleberg.  www.voigtarnsted.dk    information collected 2010.
60  Herman, Kenneth.  San Diego Symphony to Fill Vacant Music Posts for Season Opener.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  November 9, 1987.
61  Jensen, Trevor.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Cellist for 37 years.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  October 31, 2007.
62   Otis, Philo Adams.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth and Development 1891-1924. Clayton F. Summy Company.  Chicago, Illinois. 1924. 
63  Herman, Kenneth.  Musicians Shocked by Announcement.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California. February 28, 1986. 
64  page 1.  The Orchestral Concert.   Racine Daily Journal.  Racine, Wisconsin. January 26, 1900. 
65  page 35.  Seeburg Motion Picture Player Scores Triumph.  Music Trade Review.  New York, New York. November 3, 1914. 
66  page 45.  Frederiksen, Brian  Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind.  Windsong Press Ltd.  Gurnee, Illinois. 2006. ISBN 0-9652489-0-9
67  Storch, Laila.  Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe if you Can't Peetl a Mushroom?. Indiana University Press.  Bloomington, Indiana.  2008.  ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34949-1
68  page 4.  Concert Guest Artists From Pittsburgh Symphony.  Altoona Mirror.  Altoona, Pennsylvania.  January 30, 1961.
69  page 10.  Samuel Thaviu Wins National Violin Contest.  Spencer News Herald.  Spencer, Iowa.  Julyh 9, 1931.
70  John Philip Sousa Band Roster. John Philip Sousa: American Conductor, Composer & Patriot.  found at: http://www.dws.org/sousa/roster.htm
71  page 1.  Cincinnati Musician From Big Family Of Bassoonists.  Beatrice Daily Sun.  Beatrice, Nebraska.  February 25, 1948.
72  Costa, Robyn Dixon  A Biography and Survey of the Musical Career of Grover Schiltz.  Ohio State University DMus thesis.  2009.
73  pages 37-38.  Greer, Lowell. A Tribute to Frank Brouk (1913-2004). The Horn Call.  The International Horn Society.  Volume 35 no 1 October 2004.
74  pages 43-47.  Cowan, Tom . Profile Interview with Philip Farkas. The Horn Call.  The International Horn Society.  Volume 30 no 4 August 2000.
75  Janega, James.  Ex-CSO Musician Helen Kotas Hirsch, 84.  Chicago Tribune. Chicago. December 21, 2000.
76  page 5.  Philadelphia Symphony Names Winnipeg Cellist.   Winnipeg Free Press. Winnepeg, Manitoba. May 28, 1951.
77  page 4.  Concertgoers Hear Prominent Cellist.  Benton Harbor News-Palladium. Benton Harbor, Michigan. February 4, 1957.
78  Maxim Olefsky, 90, pianist, conductor.  Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, Illinois. December 26, 1989.
79  Gillespie, John and Anna.  Notable Twentieth-century Pianists.   Greenwood Press. Chicago, Illinois. 1995. ISBN-13: 9780313296956.
80  Ng, David.  Principal Flutist Mathieu Dufour Leaves L.A. Phil.  Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. January 6, 2010.
81  page 8.  Thomas, Theodore.  Theodore Thomas: A Musical Autobiography  Edited by George Putnam Upton.  A. C. McClurg & Co.  1905.
82  page 8.  Thomas, Theodore.  Theodore Thomas: A Musical Autobiography  op. cit.
83 page 33-34.  Thomas, Rose Fay.  Memoirs of Theodore Thomas.  Moffat, Yard & Company.  New York, New York.1911.
84  page 22.  Thomas, Rose Fay.  Memoirs of Theodore Thomas.  op. cit.
85 page 510-526.  Thomas, Rose Fay.  Memoirs of Theodore Thomas.  op. cit.
86  page 62.  Thomas, Theodore.  Theodore Thomas: A Musical Autobiography  op. cit.
87  pages 97-127.  Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  Mischa Mischakoff, Journeys of a Concertmaster.  op. cit.
88  page 167.  Lebrecht, Norman.  Covent Garden, the Untold Story: Dispatches from the English Culture War, 1945-2000.  Northeastern University.  Boston, Massachusetts. September 2001.  ISBN-13: 9781555534882
89  Critics: Exit of the Executioner.   Time Magazine.  New York, New York. September 3, 1965.
90  Hill, Brad.  American Popular Music: Classical.  Facts On File, Inc. New York, New York.  2006. ISBN 0-8160-5211-1.
91  pages 76-79.  The Met's First Music Director. New York Magazine New York, New York. Sep 17, 1973.
92   Kozinn, Allan.  Rafael Kubelik Dies at 82; Championed Czech Music.   New York Times. New York, New York. August 12, 1996.
93  Violinist Holds Interest, Shows Fine Technique.   Ogden Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah. February 20, 1936.
94   Delacoma, Wynne.  John Williams' CSO Program Builds to a Hollywood ending.   Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, Illinois. December 1, 2003.
95   Tarr, Edward H. (Stewart Carter, editor).  East Meets West: The Russian Trumpet Tradition  Historical Brass Society Series number 4. Pendragon Press, 2004. ISBN-13 978-1576470282
96  Kozinn, Allan.  Sir Georg Solti, 84, Chicago's Virtuoso Conductor.   New York Times. New York, New York. September 6, 1997.
97  Block, Adrienne Fried  Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian  Oxford University Press. New York 1998. ISBN: 0-19-507408-4.
98   Otis, Philo Adams.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth and Development 1891-1924. Clayton F. Summy Company.  Chicago, Illinois. 1924. 
99   page 3.  The Coming Musical Event - Chicago Orchestra. Logansport Journal.  Logansport, Indiana. April 15, 1893. 
100   page 9.  Death: Oscar Chausow. Deseret News.  Salt Lake City, Utah. September 18, 1992. 
101  page 4.  Clark Brody Jr. to Teach Music.  Ludington Daily News.  Ludington, Michigan. June 23, 1934. 
102  page 15.  Noted Cellist Dies.   Albuquerque Journal.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 3, 1952. 
103   page 21.  Chicago Symphony Boasts 4 Women. Salt Lake Tribune.  Salt Lake City, Utah. May 3, 1965.
104   Schmidt, Paul William.  History of the Ludwig Drum Company. Centerstream Publishing.  1991.  ISBN-13: 9780931759499.
105  page 8.  Hungarian-Born Couple to be Presented at ISC.  Indiana Evening Gazette.  Indiana, Pennsylvania.  April 14, 1961.
106  Rasmussen, Frederick N.  Mihaly 'Misi' Virizlay.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  October 16, 2008.
107  page 17.  First State Supported Arts School.  Racine Journal Times.  Racine, Wisconsin.  March 16, 1965.
108  Chicago Orchestra's Loss.   New York Times.  New York, New York.  April 1, 1898. 
109  Caro, Mark.  Musicians swap notes.  Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. August 30, 2011.
110  Dooley, Louise.  In the World of Music.  Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. December 11, 1904.
111   page 437.   Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  America's Concertmasters.  Harmonie Park Press. Sterling Heights, MI. 2007. ISBN-13 978-0-89990-139-8.
112   page 30.  Ensemble Set.  News Palladium.  Benton Harbor, Michigan.  August 24, 1966.
113  Delacoma, Wynne.  CSO's `Requiem' Fails to Radiate.  Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago. September 19, 1993.
114  Jørgen Voigt Arnsted.The great Danish/American tubist August C. Helleberg.  www.voigtarnsted.dk    information collected 2010.
115  Hanaford, Harry Prescott, Hines, Dixie.  Who's who in Music and Drama: An Encyclopedia of Biography.  H.P. Hanaford, New York, New York 1914.
116  Herringshaw, Mae Fells.  Herringshaw's City Blue Book of Biography.  Clark J. Herringshaw.  Chicago, Illinois. 1916.
117 page 412-418.  Thomas, Rose Fay.  Memoirs of Theodore Thomas.  op. cit.
118 page 10B.  Negro Violinist, 23, Performs Despite Racial Controversy.  Racine Journal Times.  Racine, Wisconsin.  February 18, 1963.
119 page 500.  Music.  Black And White magazine.  London, England.  April 8, 1905.
120 page 10.  Artist's Recital.  Fort Wayne News.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  March 22, 1913.
121 page 18.  Johnson, Mimi Interview: Charles R. Hoffer.  University of Florida Oral History Program.  Gainesville, Florida.  February 17, 1987.
122 pages 100-102.  Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E.  Sound Diplomacy: Music and Emotions in Transatlantic Relations, 1850-1920.  University of Chicago Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  2009.  ISBN-13: 978-0226292151
123 page 4.  Firm Produces Fine Woodwinds.  Kokomo Tribune.  Kokomo, Indiana.  October 5, 1983.
124 Sherlock, Barbara.  Joseph E. Mourek, 93.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  October 22, 2003.
125 Norbert Mueller.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  May, 1999.
126 page 10.  Flutist Workshop, Concert Feb. 13.  Lima News.  Lima, Ohio.  January 31, 1960.
127 according to an email of Susan Del Monte, relative of Pellegrino Lecce, received January 3, 2012.
128  page 6.  Bohemian Violinist Gets Important Post.  Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette.  Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  March 24, 1910.
129  Crown, Tom.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section 1902-1932.  International Trumpet Guild Journal.  Manhattan, Kansas.  June, 2011.
130  page 52.  Philadelphia - Changes in the Orchestra.  The Violinist, Volume 16.  Chicago, Illinois.  October, 1913.
131  page 1.  Chicago Symphony Official Dies In Texas Car Crash.  Laredo Times.  Laredo, Texas.  September 27, 1936.
132  pages 293-313 Appendix.  Sherman, John K.  Music and Maestros: The Story of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.  University of Minnesota Press.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.  January 1, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0816658695.
133   pages 96-121.  Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  America's Concertmasters  op. cit.
134  page 18.  Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet.  Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  October 31, 1920.
135  Joseph B. Elson.  Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, Illinois.  February 4, 1986.
136  page 3.  The Coming Musical Event.  Logansport Journal.  Logansport, Indiana.  April 15, 1893.
137  page 17.  Krehbiel, Henry Edward.  Review of the New York Musical Season 1885-1886.  Novello, Ewer & Co.  New York, New York.  1886.
138  page 6.  Frank Kryl and His Band Coming Here.  Robinson Constitution.  Robinson, Illinois.  June 14, 1916.
139  page 22.  Faculty of Ithaca Conservatory of Music Headed by Patrick Conway.  Presto American Music Trade Weekly.  Chicago, Illinois.  May 12, 1923.
140  Daniel Barenboim biographical information cited by Daniel Barenboim on his site www.danielbarenboim.com/ viewed 2010, 2011 and 2012.
141  page 26.  Musical Notes.  Atlanta Constitution.  Atlanta, Georgia.  January 28, 1900.
142  Finley, Larry.  Played Cello in CSO for 22 Years.  Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, Illinois. May 28, 2009.
143  Clark, Keith C.  Turmpet Sections of American Orchestras: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  International Trumpet Guild Journal.  Manhattan, Kansas.  December 1983.
144  Holland, Josiah Gilbert.  Life of Abraham Lincoln.  Gurdon Bill.  Springfield, Massachusetts.  1866.
145  Starker, Janos.  The World of Music According to Starker.  Indiana University Press.  Bloomington, Indiana.  2004.  ISBN-13: 9780253344526.
146  Zingel, Hans Joachim, Palkovic, Mark editor and translator.  Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century.   Indiana University Press.  Bloomington, Indiana.  1992. ISBN-13: 9780253368706.
147  Randel, Don Michael.  Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music.  Harvard University Press.  Cambridge, Massachusetts.  1996. ISBN-13: 9780674372993.
148  page 7.  Claremont Quartet to Be Heard at Delhi Tech.  Oneonta Star.  Oneonta, New York.  April 13, 1961.
149  page 2.  Orchestra Principals All American Trained .  Daytona Beach Morning Journal.  Daytona Beach, Florida.  May 19, 1964.
150  page 2.  Marion Hall Soloist with Illinois Symphony Sunday.  Greeley Daily Tribune.  Greeley, Colorado.  March 25, 1937.
151  page 5.  From the Advocate's World's Fair Correspondant.  Newark Daily Advertiser.  Newark, Ohio.  August 12, 1893.
152  Gates, Willey Francis. Who's Who in Music in California.  Colby and Pryibil.  Los Angeles, California.  1920.
153  The Flute Geneology Project.  accessed May, 2012 http://www.flutefamilytree.org/flutists/show/8210.
154  page 2.  String Trio Concert at Barn Gallery.  Portsmouth Herald.  Portsmouth, New Hampshire. July 6, 1974.
155  page 10.  Lehnhoff School of Music.  Southeast Economist.  Chicago, Illinois.
156  page 5.  Weber Concert Company.  Oak Park Reporter.  Chicago, Illinois.  December 13, 1889. June 25, 1959.
157  page 4.  Master Harry Dimond, Boy Violinist.  Janesville Gazette.  Janesville, Wisconsin.  March 24, 1890.
158  page 39.  Windham Harpist Strums Her Way Through a Busy Life.  Nashua Telegraph.  Nashua, New Hampshire.  Feb 11, 1988.
159  Page 2.  Orchestra School Faculty Announced.  Florence Morning News.  Florence, South Carolina.  November 10, 1939.
160  Page 13.  Womens Club League Entertainment Course.  Fort Wayne Journal.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  September 25, 1898.
161  Page 9.  Artists Save Instruments in Fire on Way to Concert.  North Adams Transcript.  North Adams, Massachusetts.  May 11, 1955.
162  Page 2.  Native of Lincoln Murdered .  Columbus Telegram.  Columbus, Nebraska.  December 26, 1969.
163   page 290.  Otis, Philo Adams.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth and Development 1891-1924. Clayton F. Summy Company.  Chicago, Illinois. 1924. 
164  Harpists In Demand.  Etude Magazine.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  March, 1900.
165   page 218.  Otis, Philo Adams.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth and Development 1891-1924. Clayton F. Summy Company.  Chicago, Illinois. 1924. 
166  pages 80-246.  Gloucester Choral Concert.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  April 25, 1897.
167  pages 181-183.  Michigan Musicians.  Michigan Library Bulletin.  Lansing, Michigan.  Volume 17 number 4. September-October 1926.
168  page 2.  May Reinstate Musicians.  Des Moines Daily News.  Des Moines, Iowa.  February 24, 1919.
169 von Rhein, John.  Grover Schiltz, Longtime CSO Principal English horn, oboist, Dies.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  February 10, 2012.
170 Mazzola, Sandy R.  Bands, Early and Golden Age.  Encyclopedia of Chicago.  Chicago Historical Society.  Chicago, Illinois.  2005.
171  page 8.  Grand Concert.  Racine Daily Journal.  Racine, Wisconsin.  March 16, 1900.
172  page 4.  Listemann String Quartette.  Fort Wayne News.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  February 26, 1898.
173  page 4.  The Roney Concert.  Janesville Gazette.  Janesville, Wisconsin.  February 27, 1892.
174  page 94.  Schonemann, A. C. E. Notes From Chicago.  Jacobs' Band Monthly.  Boston, Massachusetts.  1921.
175  page 37.  Changes in the Ranks.  Musical America.  Volume 28 no 25.  New York, New York.  October 19, 1918.
176  charcoal sketches by Bettina Steinke.  The NBC Symphony Orchestra.  National Broadcasting Company  New York, New York.  1938.
177  page 1  Fayetteville (Arkansas) Daily Democrat June 14, 1937.
178  page 1  Musical Courier.  New York, New York.  October 1, 1917.
179  page 10  Salt Lake Tribune.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  July 14, 1935.
180  page 20-G  They Are Just Stringing Along.   San Antonio Light.  San Antonio, Texas.  September 25, 1966
181  Woodland (California) Daily Democrat October 20, 1924. 
182  page 4.  Oshkosh Daily Northwestern September 30, 1940.
183  page 12.  Iowa City (Iowa) Press Citizen.  April 10, 1926.
184  page 3.  Independent - Helena Montana.  May 12, 1938.
185  page 5.  Oak Park Oak Leaves.  Oak Park, Illinois.  March 20, 1931.
186  page 4.  Oak Park Reporter.  Oak Park, Illinois.  March 6, 1896.
187  page 18  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  May 24, 1912.
188  page 18  The Michigan Argonaut, number XXVI.  Ann Arbor, Michigan.  April 24, 1886.
189  page 39.  Chicago Orchestra Loses Six to Radio.  The Milwaukee Journal.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  May 25, 1944.
190  page 14.  Ensemble and Soloists Give Enjoyable Concert.  Ironwood Daily Globe.  Ironwood, Michigan.  April 29, 1938.
191  page 14.  The Hamilton Daily News.  Hamilton, Ohio.  February 19, 1926.
192  page 14.  The Sandusky Star Journal.  Sandusky, Ohio.  August 11, 1930.
193  page 4.  The Charleston Daily Mail.  Charleston, West Virginia.  April 2, 1929.
194  page 21  Official Record of the International Centennial Exhibition: Melbourne 1888-1889.  Sands & Mcdougall Ltd..  Melbourne, Australia.  1890.
195  page 9  Fine Concert by Symphony Society.  Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle.  Poughkeepsie, New York.  1912.
196  page 4.  Florence Morning News.  Florence, South Carolina.  April 19, 1940.
197  Page 12.  Herbert's Easter Concert.  New York Times. New York, New York.  April 24, 1905.
198  page 1.  Funeral Rites Held For Clarke S. Kessler, 58.  Southeast Economist.  Chicago, Illinois.  August 10, 1958.
199  von Rhein, John.  Dale Clevenger leaves impressive legacy at CSO.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  February 21, 2013.
200  page 68.  Detroit Philharmonic Club.  Musical Courier.  New York, New York.  Volume 18, January 2, 1889.
201  page 38.  Washington Symphony Concert.  The Washington Post.  Washington, DC.  January 8, 1905.
202  pages 3-791.  Lassabathie, Théodore.  Histoire du Conservatoire impérial de musique.  Michel Lévy frères.  Paris, France.  1900. 
203  Chicago, Illinois. March 22, 2013.
204  page 385.  Simms,Bryan R. editor  Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg.  Oxford University Press.  New York, New York.  January 8, 1914.
205  page 37. Auxiliary Program.  Oak Park Oak Leaves.  Oak Park, Illinois.  May 6, 1916.
206  page 20.  Chamber Music Association.  The Oak Leaves.  Oak Park, Illinois.  April 3, 1909.
207  Gedenkbuch - Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden unter der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933-1945.  Bundesarchiv.  Koblenz, Germany.  1986.
208  George Schick, 76, Is Dead; President of Music School.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  March 8, 1985. 
209   Page 291-298.  Russell, Charles Edward.  The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas.  William Heinemann, Ltd.  London.  1927.
210   pages 291-298.  Russell, Charles Edward.  The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas.  William Heinemann, Ltd.  London.  1927.
211   pages 179-181.  Roth, Leland M. Roth.  A Concise History of American Architecture.  Harper & Row.  1979.  ISBN-13: 9780064300865.
212  page 34.  Announcement.  Albuquerque Journal .  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  February 2, 1958.
213  pages 201-213.  Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E.  Sound Diplomacy, Music and Emotions in Transatlantic Relations 1850-1920.  University of Chicago Press.  Urbana, Illinois.  June 2009.  ISBN: 9780226292151.
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215  Edward M. Metzenger.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  April 11, 1987.
216  page 4. Our Music Festival.  Daily Index Appeal.  Petersburg, Virginia.  May 14, 1885.
217  page 404.  Du Moulin Quartet.  The Violinist, Volumes 28-29.  Chicago, Illinois.  October, 1913.
218  page 110.  Du Moulin Trio.  Directory and Register of Women's Clubs.  Chicago, Illinois.  October, 1914.
219  page 18  Predicts Great Future.  Berkeley Daily Gazette.  Berkeley, California.  August 6, 1938.
220   page 6.  New York Times.  New York.  November 18, 1944.
221   page 4.  Little Symphony Orchestra Plays at College.  The Oshkosh Northwestern.  Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  30 September 1940.
222  page 33.  Southwestern Debut of Quartet.  Scottsdale Progress.  Scottsdale, Arizona.  4 May 1973. 
223  page 1.  News of the Community.  Riverdale Pointer.  Riverdale, Illinois.  16 February 1912. 
224  page 12.  Harold L. Carnes.  Chicago Tribune.  Chicago, Illinois.  7 December 2008.

 


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