Violist Raymond Marsh passed away on June 26th at the age of 89. He was a beloved member of the Pittsburgh Symphony for 48 of those years, retiring in 2007. Here are a few personal tributes from his PSO colleagues.
John Karapandi is retiring from the PSO on Sept 27, 2020, after nearly four decades of exemplary service, friendship, and his signature “cool calm,” no matter what the issue and angst level.
by Lorien Benet Hart
My first weeks with the PSO were as an extra violinist on the 2001 South American tour; I knew very few people in the orchestra and relied mostly on people adopting me into their “tour family” for any socializing. Little did I know that a hole-in-the-wall tango performance in Montevideo, Uruguay would come to define my touring for the next two decades.
by Alison Fujito
Violinist Carolyn Edwards and I first met in April, 1987, when we were both called to sub with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra just before joining as full-time members.
By Paul Silver
Randy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.When he was 6 years old, he began to play the violin following in the footsteps of his three older sisters. But as he jokes, “when I found out how hard it was, I really didn’t want to do it anymore!”