Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.
The principal trombonist, a native of Houston, occupies the Robert L. Samter Chair. He graduated from Northwestern University and has performed with Milwaukee, Virginia and Chicago symphonies, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Washington National Opera and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is a winner of the International Trombone Association’s Robert Marsteller Competition and the Trombone Quartet Competition. At the Tanglewood Music Center, he was awarded the Grace B. Upton Award for Outstanding Fellow.