Episode 006 – From the Barn to the Concert Stage



Episode 6 of “Stages to Success” is an interview with Susan Slaughter, retired principal trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony and Gail Williams, retired Associate Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, Gail and Susan reigned imperiously in the brass sections of their respective orchestras.  Susan recorded extensively as principal trumpet in St. Louis, and Gail’s Chicago Symphony brass section was generally regarded as the finest in the world.   Gail  and Susan are pioneers among women in brass sections, and title chairs.  Listen to their tales of skyrocketing to the pinnacle of their careers, which each started in rural America.

https://www.myiwbc.org/board-of-directors

http://www.music.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/gail-williams.html

https://www.slso.org/en/connect/recordings/

http://www.symphonystore.com/music/cd/