Douglas Yeo 2009 Sabbatical Diary
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DOUGLAS YEO'S 2009 SABBATICAL FROM THE
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
December 2008 - June 2009

A Diary - Part 2
April 2009 - July 2009

On April 27, 2007, I was informed that I had been granted a six-month sabbatical from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, effective January - June 2009. This is a unique opportunity afforded to two Boston Symphony members each season. Having been a member of the orchestra for nearly 24 years, I thought this would be a good time to take a break from my daily work as a member of the orchestra's trombone section and have a period of time where I could do some different things. In the nearly two years since my sabbatical dates were made official, I enjoyed a healthy process of planning activities for this unique time where I can both say "yes" to things I couldn't do while working full time for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also embarked on several new projects, enjoyed unique times of refreshment, and explored some interesting paths as I looked forward to the future.

In response to requests from a number of people - and for my own enjoyment - I decided to post a "Sabbatical Diary" with photos and commentary from my six month sabbatical period. My What's New page also has information about updates to my website during that time. Welcome to my journey!


This is PART 2 of my sabbatical diary. Part 1 includes photos and commentary on my activities from December 2008 - March 2009. You may read Part 1 by clicking HERE