MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY -- Brad Hogarth, who plays in the trumpet section of the orchestra, is also assistant professor of conducting at San Francisco State University. So he is no stranger to the baton and podium.
“It turns out that we have been brainstorming about perhaps creating an assistant conductor position for awhile now,” says Nicola Reilly, the symphony’s executive director. “Ironically we had our eye on Brad for a bit. He’s young, energetic, and we are excited to bring one of the orchestra’s own players to the podium.”
Hogarth is equally excited about standing in for this concert. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be in a different place onstage than I usually occupy,” he says.