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Horn of plenty

James Sommerville likes a challenge - whether soloing for BSO or trying his hand as conductor

By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / November 14, 2007

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James Sommerville, principal French horn in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, would be the first to acknowledge he was no classical music prodigy. Growing up in Canada, he was drawn to the prog-rockers Gentle Giant and Peter Gabriel-era Genesis. He didn't start playing the piano until age 8, and nothing approaching destiny drove him to his eventual instrument of choice. (Full article: 1112 words)

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