In my last post I announced the resignation of Billy Hestand, our Second Bassoonist. I wanted to be sure to mention that Billy received positive first-year reviews from our Audition Committee and Franz Welser-
No one should gather from his resignation that he was let go or that he did anything but the finest job playing in our orchestra.
Billy's reasons for resigning are his own and I will not speculate upon them here. New York will regain one of the finest bassoonists of his generation. I wish him well!