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Selecting four alternating concertmasters was such a groundbreaking concept for the Seattle Symphony that the logistics actually break the terms of the musicians’ contract. Maria Larionoff, the only local among the four holding the top chair, sits second chair (associate concertmaster) when another concertmaster is in town. However, according to the contract, one person cannot hold both the associate job and the concertmaster job. So Larionoff’s arrangement is a in violation. Music director Gerard Schwarz seems to think it will all be worked out smoothly. Larionoff could possibly take associate job fulltime (it’s a tenured position unlike the concertmaster) or keep the concertmaster position. As with the original odd arrangement, the solution is probably all up to Maestro Schwarz.

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