Robert Barney

Principal Bass

Robert Barney, Principal Double-Bass,  joined the BSO in 1973.

Who or what inspires you?
Nature, and people who have realized that they are not really a separate self.

Where is your favorite get-away spot or favorite get-away companion and why?
The Grand Tetons Music Festival, for the gorgeous mountains and the inspired music-making.

What piece of music do you feel like was written for you? or What piece of music do you wish you had written?
The 1st movement of Hindemith’s Symphony: Mathis der maler.

What or who influenced you to be a professional musician?
My parents loved symphonic music; great composers did the rest.

What do you like to do with your ”me time”?
Hike, garden, read, enjoy cats (does being with friends count as “me time”?))