Programs: Double Bass

Edwin Barker

Principal Double Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Former member, Chicago Symphony, Albany Symphony. Edwin Barker has performed and recorded with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and with Collage, a Boston-based contemporary music ensemble. He is also a frequent guest performer with the Boston Chamber Music Society in Boston’s Jordan Hall. Edwin Barker […]

Carolyn Davis Fryer

Carolyn Davis Fryer, bassist, has an extensive background as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She has toured South America with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, and performed with Isaac Stern at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor her mentor, Alexander Schneider, in a live, nationally televised broadcast. Subsequently, […]

Benjamin Levy

Boston Symphony Orchestra double-bassist Benjamin Levy was born in Cooperstown, New York, in 1980 and grew up in Pennsylvania and Colorado. While in high school he studied with David Potter, and spent two summers studying with Stuart Sankey at the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Levy has had chamber music collaborations with soprano Dawn Upshaw, the […]

James Orleans

Studied with Edwin Barker. James Orleans has been a member of the BSO since 1983. He was previously a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His chamber music activities have included Boston Music Viva, Collage New Music, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. Orleans has written articles on twentieth-century music programming and has served on […]

Todd Seeber

Dean’s Scholar and Winner, Concerto-Aria Competition, 1984. First prize, ASTA Competition, Boston, 1983. Fellow, Berkshire Music Center, 1983, 1984. Principal Bass, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 1986–88. Former faculty member, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987–88. Former member of Boston Symphony Esplanade Orchestra, 1985–86. Faculty, Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Member, Boston Symphony Orchestra.

John Stovall

Born in 1958 in Casper, Wyoming, bassist John Stovall studied piano while in grade school and high school; he began playing the double bass while in high school. Mr. Stovall began his college studies in 1978 with Stuart Sankey at the University of Texas, and then transferred to New England Conservatory to study with Boston […]

Lawrence Wolfe

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops. He has appeared as soloist in Carnegie Recital Hall and Jordan Hall and with the BSO and Boston Pops. His CD, Lawrence Wolfe, Double Bass, has been released on the Titanic label. His compositions have been performed by the Boston […]