a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston
Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Roger Hecht
Roger Hecht was a trombone student of Emory Remington, Edward Kleinhammer, Byron McCulloh and Douglas Yeo. Before coming to Boston, he was a member of the Syracuse Symphony and the Lake George Opera orchestra. In New England, he has been a member of the New Bedford Symphony, the Cape Ann Symphony, and the New England Philharmonic and is now principal trombone with the Mercury Orchestra and Lowell House Opera, where he is also Orchestra Manager. Roger is a classical CD critic for American Record Guide, the oldest English language recording reviewing journal in the United States. He is also a contributor to Listener's Guide to Classical Recordings, a comprehensive guide to classical recordings (Backbeat Books, 2002). His specialties include English music, the early 20th Century post-Mahlerians, 20th Century French music, and neo-classical and neo-romantic Americans. (He wrote three major survey articles on English music and one on Stravinsky for ARG.) Roger has contributed articles on music for Positive Feedback magazine and The Elgar Society Journal of the British Elgar Society. He recently published Audition and Other Stories (English Hill Press). Audition is a novella about a musician's experience auditioning for a major orchestra. Roger also wrote two novels.