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NEW FACES IN THE ORCHESTRA Please welcome our newest orchestra members who continue our rich tradition of artistic excellence. AUBREY FOARD Aubrey Foard joins the BSO as the new principal tubist. He also serves as Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and as Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center. Mr. Foard was most recently principal tubist of the Charlotte Symphony, where he had performed since 2012. He has previously held principal tuba positions in the Santa Barbara, West Virginia, Canton, Youngstown and Albany Symphonies, as well as with the Britt Festival Orchestra. We are excited to welcome such an accomplished performer and instructor to Charm City. AMAL GOCHENOUR Amal Gochenour is the newly appointed piccolo player of the BSO. She was previously a member of the Richmond Symphony and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and has also appeared as a guest performer with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She was born in Kuwait and raised outside of our neighboring city of Washington, DC. We are delighted to welcome Amal! HELEN HESS Helen Hess is one of the newly appointed section violists of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has spent the last three years as a Fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami, FL under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. She is a former principal violist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as one of eight Civic musicians chosen to participate in the pilot season of the orchestra’s Citizen Musician Fellowship. Originally hailing from White Plains, NY, she is excited to be in Baltimore! COLIN SORGI American violist Colin Sorgi recently joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra viola section. He made his solo debut at the Aspen Music Festival in 2012 and has since been heard as soloist and in recital on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Canada’s National Arts Centre and at the 2012 Naumburg International Competition, among others. Although Colin is a new musician with the Orchestra, he is no stranger to Baltimore or the BSO. He has a degree from Peabody Conservatory and has held a number of staff, creative and teaching positions for the BSO’s OrchKids program since 2012! 8 MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE BSO’S SECOND CENTURY FUND AND SUPPORT ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE!