Michael Tilson Thomas returns to conduct Tchaikovsy’s “Pathétique” Symphony.
Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1986, Jonathan Blumenfeld was principal oboe with the Savannah Symphony from 1981 to 1984 and played with the Concerto Soloists (now the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) from 1984 to 1986. He also participated in the Tanglewood, Blossom, and Spoleto festivals.
A native of New York City, Mr. Blumenfeld is a graduate of Haverford College and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe John de Lancie. He also attended Temple University where he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams.
Mr. Blumenfeld is currently on the faculties of Temple University and Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Photo: Jessica Griffin