2019-20 BSO Basses

Edwin Barker


Harold D. Hodgkinson chair, endowed in perpetuity

BSO principal bass Edwin Barker has concertized in North America, Europe, and the Far East. He has performed and recorded with the BSO, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and the contemporary music ensemble Collage, and is a frequent guest performer with the Boston Chamber Music Society.

Lawrence Wolfe

Assistant Principal Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Principal Bass, Boston Pops Orchestra

BSO: Maria Nistazos Stata chair, endowed in perpetuity; BPO: McGrath Family chair, endowed in perpetuity

Lawrence Wolfe joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra bass section in 1970, becoming the orchestra's youngest member at that time; he was named assistant principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal bass of the Boston Pops Orchestra during the 1981‑82 season.

Benjamin Levy

BSO: Leith Family chair, endowed in perpetuity

Boston Symphony Orchestra double bassist Benjamin Levy was born in Cooperstown, New York in 1980 and grew up in Pennsylvania and Colorado. While in high school he studied with David Potter, and spent two summers studying with Stuart Sankey at the Aspen Music Festival.

Dennis Roy

Dennis Roy joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 1993-94 season. Mr. Roy was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1990 until the time he joined the BSO.

Joseph Hearne

Bass player Joseph Hearne was born in Ohio and grew up in Portland, Oregon. While a student, he was a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Festival Orchestra in Colorado.

Todd Seeber

BSO: Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, endowed in perpetuity

Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section in May 1988. From January 1986 until he joined the BSO, he was principal bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic, which he joined when he was twenty and with which he appeared frequently as a soloist.

John Stovall

Born in 1958 in Casper, Wyoming, bass player John Stovall studied piano while in grade school and high school; he began playing the double bass while in high school.

Thomas Van Dyck

Thomas Van Dyck joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s double bass section in January 2013.

Carl Anderson

Double bassist Carl Anderson joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s double bass section with the start of the 2019-2020 subscription season. A versatile performer, he is equally comfortable in the orchestra, in chamber music ensembles, and as a soloist.