Bassist Jim Krummenacher is one of the several PSO musicians who will
be retiring after the 05-06 PSO season has finished. He has written a
letter that has been posted backstage at the PSO, but we feel it should
also be shared with our blog visitors. I think it sums up the whole of
the "family" feeling we all have the privilege of experiencing in this
field and with this orchestra. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we
have. Jim’s retirement is unbelievably well-deserved, but we’re going
to miss seeing him in the bass section…we are happy that he will now
be able to enjoy the sound of the PSO from the audience!
"I owe so much to so many– First, by eternal gratitude to God through my parents for whatever ability I have.
Then to my fellow musicians; those past, appreciation for their
legacy enabling our livelihood today, to my present colleagues with
whom it’s been such a privilege to perform.
To all the PSO staff, management, and volunteers; that total
Organization without which the Orchestra could not function, thank you
for making my career possible.
Most importantly, remembering the great composers, without who, none of us would have had a job!
And finally, I return my Bravos! to the Audience.
But for their presence and applause, all the inspired compositions
and magnificent renditions in the world would be meaningless, if
performed in an empty auditorium!
Thank you one and all for these 50 years.