San Francisco Symphony bassoonist, Rob Weir, chats with Inside the Notes about his career in music. He shares stories of studying with Bernard Garfield at Curtis, his favorite experiences exploring Mahler with Michael Tilson Thomas, and performing with the Saito Kinen orchestra and Seiji Ozawa. Enjoy another inspiring set of stories from the eyes of a great orchestral musician.
Rob Weir joined the SFS in 1991. Born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mr. Weir trained at the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to his appointment with the SFS, he served as principal bassoon of the Chamber Symphony of San Francisco and the California Symphony. Mr. Weir has served on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was previously a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra.
. This is a recording of Mahler 6, which Rob Weir recalls as one of his favorite pieces he performed with the SFSO.