This past August flutist Loren Lind and Stage Personnel Manager Edward Barnes retired from the Orchestra. We send them our gratitude and best wishes for the future.
A member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1974, Loren N. Lind was born in Honolulu, where he attended the University of Hawaii. He studied with the principal flutists of the Honolulu, Seattle, and NHK symphonies. In Philadelphia he studied with Murray Panitz, the Orchestra’s principal flute. Mr. Lind served in the flute sections of the Honolulu Symphony and the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Orchestra, and he has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony, and the Hawaii Youth Orchestra. He is a member of the Conwell Woodwind Quintet at Temple University, and he has also performed in many concerts, both orchestral and chamber, throughout the Delaware Valley. A faculty member at Temple University since 1976, Mr. Lind also served on the faculty of the University of the Arts.
Born in Philadelphia, Stage Personnel Manager Edward Barnes began working for Local 8 Stage Employees in all Philadelphia theaters after graduating high school. He was drafted into the army and served one year in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division. He returned home and resumed theater work. In 1985 Mr. Barnes first worked with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its tour to Asia, under the direction of his father, who was stage manager; he started full-time in 1986. Mr. Barnes and his wife, Melissa, have three children.