Famous Symphony Trumpet Sections

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  1. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    I thought it would be interesting to look at symphony trumpet sections that have been together (no personnel changes) for MANY seasons. I came up with 8 sections that have been together for 13 or more seasons! That’s very impressive.

    This is just a starting point for this topic. I’m sure there are lots of sections that I’ve missed, simply because I don’t have full section details on any other groups. I’m very interested to see how this develops!

    If anyone knows the actual date when Donald Reinberg retired from the San Francisco Symphony then I can update the number of seasons for the first group on this list.



    San Francisco Symphony

    1980-1999? (19 Seasons)
    Glenn Fischthal
    Laurie McGaw (at least until 1995)
    Chris Bogios
    Donald Reinberg (at least until 1995, possibly until 1999 when Mark Inouye joined the section)


    New York Philharmonic

    1948-1962 (15 Seasons)
    William Vacchiano
    Nat Prager
    John Ware
    Jimmy Smith


    Cleveland Orchestra

    1973-1988 (15 Seasons)
    Bernard Adelstein
    David Zauder
    Charles Couch
    James Darling


    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    1930-1945 (15 Seasons)
    Ernest Hall
    Eric Pritchard
    Jack Mackintosh
    Bertie Barr
    Horrace Hamilton
    (with William Overton beginning in 1935)


    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    1979-1993 (14 Seasons)
    Adolph Herseth
    George Vosburgh
    William Scarlett
    Timothy Kent


    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    1992-Current (14 Seasons)
    Ramon Parcells
    Kevin Good
    Stephen Anderson
    William Lucas


    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    1992-Current (14 Seasons)
    Bill Houghton
    Gareth Bimson
    Andre Hendie
    Paul Cosh
    Martin Hurrell


    Cleveland Orchestra

    1935-1948 (13 Seasons)
    Louis Davidson
    A. Hruby
    W. Hruby
    A. Kaufer
     
  2. abbedd

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    NY Phil 1934-1942

    Glantz
    Prager
    Vacchiano




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  3. abbedd

    abbedd Pianissimo User

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    NBC 1946-1954

    Harry Glantz
    Frank Falcone
    Ray Crisara

    Glantz and Falcone from 1942.


    From 1946 till its disbandment in 1954, NBC had only 2 changes in the entire brass section. Replacing a Tuba and an assistant horn. And it sounds it too. You should hear the 1952 Till


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  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    The Philadelphia Orchestra section of 1945-195?
    Samuel G. Krauss
    Seymour Rosenfeld
    Harold Rehrig
    Sigmund Hering

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  5. Alex Yates

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    I really like the Cleveland section with Mr. A (1973) and Wilmer, your list of the Philly players is a great bunch.....especially the first two.
     
  6. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    Wilmer,

    It was late last night when I was looking at these lists and I missed Philadelphia (not because I forgot them, but because Rosenfeld and Hering swapped positions in 1952).

    The Philadelphia Orchestra

    1946-1958 (12 Seasons)

    Samuel Krauss
    Sigmund Hering (to 4th trumpet in 1952)
    Harold Rehrig
    Seymore Rosenfeld (to 2nd trumpet in 1952)


    In looking at the Philadelphia list in more detail I think this "trio" should be mentioned as well:

    The Philadelphia Orchestra

    1925-1945 (20 Seasons)
    Saul Caston
    Sigmund Hering
    Harold Rehrig

    And the following 4th trumpet players:
    Rudolph Engel (1925-1931)
    Melvin Headman (1931-1943)
    Samuel Krauss (1943-1945)


    Abbedd,

    Thanks for your contributions! This is very interesting. Keep them coming!
     
  7. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    Here are three other important lists:

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    1982-1999 (17 Seasons)
    Thomas Stevens
    Rob Roy McGregor
    Donald Green
    Boyde Hood


    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    1935-1947 (12 Seasons)
    George Mager
    Marcell Lafosse
    Roger Voisin
    Rene Voisin


    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    1957-1973 (16 Seasons)
    Roger Voisin (to 3rd Trumpet 1965)
    Andre Come
    Armando Ghitalla (to 1st Trumpet 1965)
    Gerard Goguen
     
  8. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    Here's another:

    New York Philharmonic

    1962-1973 (11 Seasons)
    William Vacchiano
    Carmine Fornarotto
    John Ware
    James Smith
     
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    Siegtrmpt Mezzo Piano User

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    National Symphony-Steve Hendrickson, Adel Sanchez, David Flowers (1982-2005) Keith Jones
     
  10. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    Bill,

    Thanks for adding that one to the list!
     

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