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« Reply #40 on: Mar 18, 2012, 07:15AM »

I'm rooting for a certain underdog myself.

Same here.

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« Reply #41 on: Mar 18, 2012, 07:39AM »

I'm really looking forward to going to Symphony Hall and seeing the full new Trombone section: Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey.
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« Reply #42 on: Mar 18, 2012, 10:26AM »

I'm rooting for a certain underdog myself.

There's a couple of underdogs that I'm rooting for, though as far as I can tell, none of them really distinguished themselves during the Boston audition. I do know that they're all extremely fine players and deserve a top orchestra position.

Also rooting for one "overdog" to hedge my bets.
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« Reply #43 on: Mar 18, 2012, 02:52PM »

There's a couple of underdogs that I'm rooting for, though as far as I can tell, none of them really distinguished themselves during the Boston audition.

They all have to get the benefit of the doubt, there weren't ANY slouches at that audition. Especially when you get to those guys playing in the semis/finals...
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« Reply #44 on: Mar 26, 2012, 09:44PM »

Hello Mr. Yeo,

I know from the retirement announcement on your website that you were not involved with the audition process, but I was wondering if you had any insight on the BSO's decision to have the Bass Trombone audition without a Music Director designated.  I was just curious about how the audition process works when there isn't a MD.

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« Reply #45 on: Apr 07, 2012, 01:30PM »

This thread took on quite a life of its own for awhile, with a lot of speculation, rumor, and implied and imputed motives. The exhortation to let the process play out before jumping to conclusions was made on a few occasions with mixed results.  But now, as things have settled down and truth and reality have taken the place of speculation and innuendo, it is time to once again congratulate James Markey on winning the Boston Symphony bass trombone audition, and look forward to his starting with the BSO on August 6 of this year, the day after I retire from the orchestra and move to Arizona and take up the position of Professor of Trombone at Arizona State University.

I've put my thoughts about all of this (along with a photo of Jim) on my website:

http://www.yeodoug.com/home/text/whats_new.html

Bravo, Jim.

-Douglas Yeo
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« Reply #46 on: Apr 07, 2012, 06:52PM »

Interesting article and great photos!

Thanks for sharing Mr. Yeo!
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« Reply #47 on: Apr 08, 2012, 12:58AM »

Interesting article and great photos!

Thanks for sharing Mr. Yeo!
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