17. November 2009 · Comments Off on Another Freeway Philharmonic Article · Categories: Links, Symphony

… really about Stockton Symphony, but it’s part of that whole Freeway Phil thing. I’m so thankful that Opera San José and Symphony Silicon Valley are my main jobs! (I’ve never really even made it “into” the freeway phil … and I’m okay with that.) I’m a quick drive from work the majority of the time. It’s a good way to live. 🙂

Jaffe “guesstimated” his 70-member orchestra’s roster as being “about a half-and-half” balance between musicians from San Joaquin County and the Central Valley and those from the Bay Area and South Bay peninsula.

Then there are devoted drivers and talented instrumentalists such as Jennifer Olson, Motoshi Kosako and Theodore (Ted) Buchholz.

“It’s a great way to go,” said Olson, the orchestra’s principal flute player who commutes 333 miles (4 1/2 hours) each way from La Crescenta. “You don’t always have a lot to choose from musically. But I don’t want to go to the same place to work each day.


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