Brad Williams


Brad Williams

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First season with the SO: I played one year for the 2004-2005 season, then rejoined the orchestra in the 2009-2010 season.

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Degrees / Colleges: B.M. from Juilliard

Greatest musical achievement: Performing Mahler's 3rd Symphony, with its extensive trombone solos, was probably a once-in-a-career opportunity, and I'm honored to have played it with the SO.

Style and make of your instrument: Shires tenor trombone

Hobbies/Interests: Walking the bridge with my wonderful wife, Rebecca, and my dog Coco. Eating great food and enjoying happy hours with friends and family.

Personal Fact / Something you would like people to know about you: I have a passion for Florida-friendly landscaping (planting Florida natives and other low-maintenance plants to create a yard that is environmentally sustainable).

My dream is to: One of my dreams is to be able to grow all the food that I eat in my own yard.

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Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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