Articles of Interest

Johannes Debus | Orchestra Members | Audio Interviews

Take a closer look at the COC Orchestra with the following articles.


Stanley McCartney Retires


At the end of the 2009/2010 season, the COC will say goodbye to Stanley McCartney who has been principal clarinet of the orchestra since 1985.


A Little Background on the Cimbasso, or: “What’s that thing next to the trombones?”


Now that we’ve all settled into our new, fabulous opera house, you’ve probably looked into the pit and noticed a strange looking brass instrument that gets brought out for productions of 19th- century Italian opera. The master of that instrument, our tuba player Scott Irvine, explains what it is.


Music Director Johannes Debus and the COC Orchestra. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2009