By Mark Gresham @ArtsATL.com
It seems almost like a game of musical chairs.
In a huge turn of events, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new principal bassoonist, Keith Buncke, has now been named principal bassoon of the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Buncke will replace longtime CSO principal bassoonist David McGill, who retired last August. Buncke’s exact start date has not been determined.
Buncke had been appointed to his current ASO position only this past spring, while still a junior studying at Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Because of the delay in the orchestra’s season due to the three-month lockout of musicians this past fall, he did not begin playing onstage with the Atlanta orchestra in Symphony Hall until mid-November. Now, at age 21, and having played as part of the ASO only a matter of weeks, Buncke will prepare to assume his new position under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Chicago.
News: ASO principal bassoonist Keith Buncke named principal bassoon of Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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