Steven Edelman, Pacific Symphony’s Principal Bass, is retiring at the conclusion of this season after an illustrious three-decade career with the orchestra. It is fitting that he ends his tenure performing the famous “Frère Jacques” funeral march solo for double bass in the third movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (June 6, 7 and 8). Read more about Steve Edelman here.
Waldemar de Almeida, “Wally,” a 35-year member of the cello section, has retired. Originally from Brazil, “Wally” was a member of the venerable Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva in 1964-65 and played under the baton of legendary conductor Ernest Ansermet there. After a distinguished career, we wish him a wonderful new chapter in his life. Read more about Waldemar de Almeida here.