2019-20 BSO Horns

James Sommerville

Principal / Helen Sagoff Slosberg/Edna S. Kalman chair, endowed in perpetuity

James Sommerville is Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1998. He is also Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Richard Sebring

Associate Principal Horn, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Margaret Andersen Congleton chair, endowed in perpetuity

Richard Sebring is associate principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal horn of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, Mr. Sebring studied at Indiana University, the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of Washington, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Rachel Childers

BSO: John P. II and Nancy S. Eustis chair, endowed in perpetuity

Rachel Childers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Second Horn at the start of the 2011-12 season, becoming the first female member of the BSO brass section in its history.

Michael Winter

BSO: Elizabeth B. Storer chair, endowed in perpetuity

Michael Winter joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as third horn in September 2012, occupying the Elizabeth B. Storer Chair. Prior to his appointment with the BSO, he was acting principal horn of the Buffalo Philharmonic and principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for several seasons.

Jason Snider

Jason Snider joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as fourth horn in March 2007. Prior to his BSO appointment, he held positions as second horn with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and associate principal horn of the San Antonio Symphony.