Posted by Dan on October 19, 1999 at 17:44:53:
In Reply to: Saint-Saens 3rd (AT) S.F. Symphony posted by Barry on October 17, 1999 at 02:20:25:
I studied with Floyd for a number of years and last spoke with him in August. The SF Symphony contract allows one player in the orchestra per year to take a sabatical of some length. After nearly 30 years it is Floyds turn. He told me he will be teaching at DePaul this fall, then doing some traveling in Germany. Symphony work is very demanding both physically and mentally, I think the sabatical is a great idea. I wish my career included a sabatical every once in a while. Good for Floyd! Yes he plays superbly, and will be back in 2000 sometime, no doubt more superb than ever! Peter and Craig are subing for him during the sabatical.