I'm the Principal Bass of the San Francisco Symphony. (I performed with Metallica!) In one week, I'll be performing in a drive-in dual orchestra, featuring musicians of the LA Phil and SF Symphony on one stage for the first time ever. AMA!
Edit: Thank you all for all the amazing questions! I went about an hour and a half longer than I'd been scheduled, but I do have to run now. Will do my best to come back at some point to answer other questions that pop up.
I hope those of you in Southern California will join me Feb 10-14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to experience the Mainly Mozart Dual Orchestra. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE to support Mainly Mozart in its efforts to keep live music alive.
Hey Reddit! My name's Scott Pingel, I've been Principal Bass of the San Francisco Symphony since 2004. I also love martial arts!
In six days, I'll be kicking off the Mainly Mozart Festival of Orchestras in San Diego, CA. It's a three part drive-in orchestral Festival bringing members of the world's top orchestras together, on one stage.
From February 10-14, I'll be performing (and soloing on opening night!) the Mainly Mozart Dual Orchestra featuring musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. You can view soloist info and programming by clicking this sentence.
From April 15-18, I'll be performing with the Mainly Mozart Dual Orchestra primarily composed of musicians of New York's MET Orchestra and D.C.'s National Symphony. Again, view soloist info and programming by clicking this sentence.
In June, it'll all come together with the Mainly Mozart All-Star Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Francis, the largest annual gathering of concertmasters and principal players in the country pulling members from dozens of the world's top orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic.
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