Monday, January 19, 2015

Life Is a Symphony: Jonathan Ranney

Meet Jonathan Ranney…contrabassoon and
repair guy

Born in Burlington, Jon grew up in Richmond. His father played bassoon as well, and Jon’s childhood ambition was to be a professional musician. Jon now lives with his wife Kathy and cat Phoebe in S. Royalton, where he is Ellis Music’s ace repair technician. He started playing with the VSO back in 1995.
Last book read: We Go as Captives by Neil Goodwin

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction

Favorite composer: Mahler

Favorite vice: Vermont micro beer

Jon is into vintage automotive restoration as well. His preferred way to spend an evening is “wrenching in the garage.” He enjoys riding a motorcycle on gravel roads and snowboarding. But when he needs a real thrill ride, he plays contra with the VSO!