English horn player Stacey retires from New York Philharmonic

Posted on: October 22, 2010

Wednesday (10/20) on the New York Times blog ArtsBeat, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “Thomas Stacy has retired from the New York Philharmonic as its English horn player, having departed just weeks into the season. Mr. Stacy, who was with the orchestra for 38 years, appeared with it as a soloist more than 70 times and made numerous recordings and a name for himself as a leading proponent of the instrument. Most orchestra players retire at the end of the season. Mr. Stacy, 72, and a native of Arkansas, said the timing was ‘a mutual thing.’ ‘I’m very happy about this,’ he said. ‘I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I had an amazingly happy time at the Philharmonic musically and personally, plus the bonus of seeing a huge part of the world on tour.”

Posted October 22, 2010