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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000404.txt from 2002/05

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Richmond principal
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 00:03:36 -0400

on 5/15/02 11:15 PM, William Edinger wrote:

>Would someone (David Niethamer?) please clarify the situation in the
>Richmond Symphony? In the same digest we get a post from someone as the
>principal, and later an announcement of the new principal, a different
>person. Has David left the Richmond Symphony?

I'm still the principal, theoretically until September, though we don't
play after June 1 until September. But I've retired as of the end of this
season, essentially to have a more normal family life - you know, home at
night and on weekends! After 23 years, it was time, and the early
retirement package was as good as it would ever be in a regional

I heard Ralph Skiano's final round yesterday, and he's a fine player. He
was at our rehearsal tonight, and I had a chance to meet him and chat for
a while during our break. He seems like a very nice guy, too. I'm looking
forward to hearing him in the orchestra next season.

p.s. I promise I'll change my signature!!

David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony


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