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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Tenure-Track Musicians

Among the four new appointments are cellists Nathan Mo and Isabel Kwon

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is in its 78th season with Nathalie Stutzmann. It recently announced that four new tenure-track musicians will join the orchestra for the 2023-24 season, including two Principal positions.

Jesse McCandless will become Principal Clarinet, Ryan Little will take up the Principal Horn position, and Nathan Mo and Isabel Kwon will join as Section Cellists.

McCandless began performing with the ASO in April of this year, and Little joins the Orchestra in June. Mo and Kwon will join the orchestra in September.

“As one of the finest orchestras in the country, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to attract great musicians from all over the world," said Executive Director Jennifer Barlament. "This group is especially exciting, as we welcome key new musicians who will shape the Orchestra’s sound for the future. The process of filling positions in the ASO is extremely rigorous, including auditions behind a screen adjudicated by a committee of Orchestra members and Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann. These musicians are among the finest in the world, and we’re delighted they are making Atlanta their musical home.”

The ASO has hired two one-year, non-tenure track musicians who join the Orchestra in September: Jack Bryant, Third Horn; and Chance Gompert, Bass Trombone.

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