As the 2017 – 2018 season concludes, nine of the Symphony’s accomplished musicians will be taking a well-deserved final bow. Retiring from the orchestra are Lois Elfenbein Gosa (violin), Deborah Heller (flute and piccolo), Lela LaBarbera (violin), Jeanne Majors (violin), Claudia Minch (oboe and English horn), Glynda Newton (violin), Merryn Ledbetter Corsat (principal viola), Peter Wright (principal clarinet) and Philip Pan (concertmaster). Impressively, between the nine, there is a total of 356 years of music-making.
“These talented artists have spent decades bringing their own unique skills and hearts to the Jacksonville Symphony,” said Music Director Courtney Lewis. “Each has contributed to our sound, our experience and the quality of the music we make. I have been honored to work with them and I wish them every joy in the next phases of their lives.”
To learn more about each of the musicians – and what they plan to do in their retirement – see the April/May issue of Encore.