When the Atlanta Symphony closes its 2015-16 classical season in mid-June, five musicians will complete their first season with the the 71-year-old orchestra. Their jobs became available when roughly $17 million of the ASO’s $25 million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign goal was met. In alphabetical order (not instrument size), the five are:

  • Brady

    Principal bassoonist Andrew Brady. Formerly principal bassoonist with the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans. He has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony and the Los Angeles Opera Company orchestra. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

  • Corner

    Principal bassist Colin Corner. An Indiana University and Interlochen Arts Academy graduate. He previously was principal bass with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in upstate New York and has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony (Canada) and the Louisiana Symphony.

  • karl fenner

    Bassist Karl Fenner. Spent seven years with the Colorado Symphony and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. He has a bachelor’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree from Rice University.

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    Second horn player Ernesto Tovar Torres. At age 23, he’s the ASO’s youngest player. He has a bachelor’s degree in horn performance from Oklahoma State University and was in the second year of his master’s program at Rice when he joined the ASO. He has played with the Grand Rapids [Mich.] Symphony, the Tulsa [Okla.] Symphony and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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    Double bassist Daniel Tosky. Came to the ASO from Miami’s New World Symphony after earning a master’s degree in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He has played with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others.

The Musicians’ Endowment will cover the costs for musicians’ salaries and benefits, and ultimately restore 11 positions to the orchestra, as a result of a 2014 labor dispute.