Dallas Symphony’s associate principal trombone, Texas native, on performing in his hometown

Posted on: November 6, 2018

“Since 1975, the Greenville and greater Hunt County community has been visited by the symphonic sounds of orchestral music from Dallas,” writes Ryan Scott in Friday’s (11/2) Commerce Journal (Greenville, TX). “Chris Oliver, born and raised in Greenville, Texas, currently holds the position of associate principal … trombone in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra…. In fifth grade [at his Greenville elementary school], ‘the moment I first put it up to my mouth and made a sound, I was hooked,’ Oliver said…. Oliver has been with the DSO since 2010. Something that comes with the territory of playing with the Dallas Symphony is the concerts played in Oliver’s native Greenville, giving the 1995 Greenville High School graduate a return home, where his parents also still live. ‘It’s interesting to come back to Greenville to perform,’ Oliver said. ‘We perform for the kids, and I remember coming as a kid to see the Symphony play, and now I’m getting to do that for them.’ … In addition to his work with the DSO, Oliver also teaches private lessons one day a week at Texas A&M University-Commerce…. He says that … he finds it very rewarding to see the students learn. ”

Posted November 6, 2018