Profile: Tim Conner

What do you do if you're the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, you're on tour in south Florida, and your principal trombonist gets sick? You call Florida Philharmonic principal trombonist Tim Conner!

Conner subbed for the ailing trombonist on less than 24 hours' notice while the Tonhalle was performing in Naples and Sarasota under the direction of David Zinman this past month. Repertoire for the tour included Dvorak Carnival Overture, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, and as an encore Wagner's Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, so Conner had his work cut out for him. His performance was well-received and praise-earning. Of the experience Conner says the orchestra was friendly and welcoming and that the orchestra sounded wonderful.

Conner was born in Rochester, New York, was educated at the Eastman School of Music, and had been with the FPO since 1985 until it filed bankruptcy in 2003. He is currently a member of the Florida Classical and Florida Grand Opera Orchestras. We're proud to have him in south Florida!


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