29. July 2011 · Comments Off on Retiring Oboists · Categories: Read Online

Two of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s longest tenured musicians, both oboists, retired at season’s end, closing out decades-long careers there.

Charlie Wicker’s career clocked in at 50 years, and Frank Lynch’s stretched over 34 years.


Let’s see, around here many seem to combine San Jose Symphony (RIP) and Symphony Silicon Valley as one. I began in 1975. Will I be playing in 2025? When I’m 68 will I still be sitting in that chair? I can’t even imagine … but I can’t imagine being 68 either! Go figure.

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