68. Jacob Thonis photo_previewJacob Thonis made his solo debut in 2013, playing Weber’s Andante und Rondo Hungarese with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He was Principal Bassoon of the New York String Orchestra in 2015 and 2017.  In addition to NRO, Mr. Thonis has spent summers as a fellow at the Texas Music Festival and the Round Top Festival-Institute. Thonis received degrees from The Colburn School and Rice University, studying with Richard Beene and Benjamin Kamins, respectively.