Artistic: Minnesota Orchestra

Posted on: September 7, 2017

JOHN SNOW, the Minnesota Orchestra’s longtime associate principal oboe, has been appointed principal oboe. Snow, who joined the orchestra in 1999, will begin his new role next week at the orchestra’s first 2017-18 subscription concerts. He served as acting principal oboe of the Minnesota Orchestra from February 2014 through December 2015, after the departure of Joseph Peters. Previously, Snow was principal oboe of the New Zealand Symphony. He was a member of the oboe sections in the National Symphony of Costa Rica, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic Orchestra. Snow performs regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has commissioned and premiered several works, most recently Laura Kaminsky’s Oboe Concerto, commissioned by the International Double Reed Society and premiered by Snow in New York in August 2014. He holds a master’s degree in music from the Yale School of Music and joined the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2000.

Posted September 7, 2017