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  1. _TrumpeT_

    _TrumpeT_ Piano User

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    the Peter Meremblum California Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 1930s that went on to become the Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic. Does anyone know?
     
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  2. Derek Reaban

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    I can't answer your question, but I did look up the Peter Meremblum Youth Orchestra and it sounds like it was a great environment to develop young players. Based on what I know about the Principal trumpet players in the New York Philharmonic, I'm guessing that none of the players on this list would have been in Peter Meremblum's orchestra. Glantz was already in the NYP when Meremblum's Youth Orchestra began in 1936. Vacchiano was also in the NYP prior to 1936 and assumed the principal postion in 1942. I don't believe that any of the other players on the list grew up in California. Possibly the player that you are thinking about was a section player with the New York Philharmonic?


    New York Philharmonic
    Principal Trumpet Players


    Start-End________Name

    1988-Current_______Phil Smith
    1978-1988_________Phil Smith (Co-Principal)
    1973-1988_________John Ware (Co-Principal)
    1977-1978_________Louis Ranger (Acting Co-Principal)
    1973-1977_________Gerard Schwarz (Co-Principal)
    1942-1973_________William Vacchiano
    1928-1942_________Harry Glantz



    I have the complete list of the players that have been in the New York Philharmonic (in my desk at work). I'll have a look at the names in the morning. Do you have any idea of the player's first or last name? Do you know when they would have been in the Meremblum orchestra?
     
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  3. _TrumpeT_

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    Thank you. I thought it was unlikely as well; may be the information I read was wrong.
     
  4. bandman

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    Wow!!! That's quite a list!

    I can't imagine what it would feel like to have your name added to that list -- very much like being in a hall of fame!
     
  5. Derek Reaban

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    Here’s the list of all players that have officially been in the New York Philharmonic trumpet section (on any part) since 1928:

    1944-48..........Boltuch, Morris
    1990-93..........Coble, Goerge F.
    1962-93..........Fornarotto, Carmine
    1928-42..........Glantz, Harry
    1929-35..........Klass, Solby
    1928-30..........Konevsky, Leonard
    1967-68..........Ligotti, Albert (ex)
    2006-.............Muckey, Matthew
    1977-06..........Penzarella, Vincent (or possibly 2005. I’m not sure when he retired)
    1929-62..........Prager, Nathan
    1976-78..........Ranger, Louis
    2006-.............Ross, James
    1928-36..........Schlossberg, Max
    1973-77..........Schwarz, Gerard
    1979-80..........Shnek, Zachary (sub)
    1942-77..........Smith, James
    1978-.............Smith, Philip
    1998-.............Smith, Thomas V.
    1993-03..........Sullivan, Robert
    1935-73..........Vacchiano, William
    1928-29..........Venezia, Frank
    1948-88..........Ware, John R.
    1993-95..........Wilt, James

    Find out who grew up in California, and you will probably have your match. I see that Norman Schweikert played in the Meremblum orchestra and he went on to the CSO on horn.

    Good luck!
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I think most of the guys in positions like this try not to make a big deal out of it.
    The legacy part probably comes to mind AFTER retiring. While you are in the spotlight, I imagine your focus is on keeping everybody in front of you happy. Manny, Wilmer, Ed and Tony can fill us in on their feelings!
     
  7. Manny Laureano

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    None of the first trumpeters that played in the Philharmonic from the 30's on ever lived in california as a child.

    ML
     
  8. _TrumpeT_

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    Thank you for the replies. I was just reading a review of the movie "They Shall Have Music" and that's where I read the wrong information.
     
  9. rubberduckie

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    Hey guys, I was born in Sacramento, CA, and did CA all-state for 4 years...
    Matt Muckey
     
  10. Derek Reaban

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    Welcome Matt! You and Jim sounded great on Beethoven 5 last October! Good you have you here.

    P.S. Let’s see, Calif. Youth Symphony in the 1930s, makes you around 80-90. You look pretty good for your age!
     
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