Ferree tapped by Saint Paul

James Ferree, who has served as principal horn player of the Richmond Symphony since 2012, is leaving the orchestra to become principal horn of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota.

Ferree, who studied with Hermann Baumann while he was living in Germany, went on to attend and graduate from the Juilliard School. He played in the New World Symphony in Miami before coming to Richmond.

He gave his final local performance with pianist Russell Wilson on Aug. 9 in the Richmond Symphony Summer Series.