The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the appointments of a new member of the percussion section and an acting principal clarinet.
Percussionist Thomas Sherwood joined the ensemble last weekend for its final pair of performances at Blossom. Principal percussion of the Atlanta Symphony since 1999, he has studied at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Temple University. Previous to Atlanta, he played for three seasons with The New World Symphony in Miami. Sherwood has been artistic director for Sonic Generator, a contemporary ensemble, since 2008, and created and has directed the Modern Snare Drum Competition for eight years.
Temporarily replacing his teacher, Franklin Cohen, who retired at the end of the last Severance Hall season, 2005 Cleveland Institute of Music graduate Benjamin Lulich has been appointed acting principal clarinet of the Orchestra. Lulich has most recently served as principal clarinet of the Seattle Symphony.