March Concert Guest Artist:
Richard Schaul-Yoder, Bassoon
Richard Schaul-Yoder, the NSO’s principal bassoonist, was a member of several other orchestras, including those of Louisville, Monterrey (Mexico), and the Lower Rhine Symphony (Germany), before the frustrations of reed-making caused him to become a corporate tax attorney, a profession he practices with the firm of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. Mr. Schaul-Yoder’s reed-making skills improved dramatically after he became a lawyer, and his law colleagues now praise him as one of the best bassoonists in his firm. He lives in Newton with his wife, Dana, a flutist in the NSO and member of the Board of Directors. His two daughters, having witnessed first-hand the practice of corporate law and bassoon reed-making (an activity that involves sharp objects and much cursing) are pursuing careers playing the cello and violin.