A member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 2007, Canadian-born bassoonist Darryl Hartshorne is also a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, and also regularly plays with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, OperaPhiladelphia and many other groups in the southeastern Pennsylvania area. From 2000-2001 he served as Co-Principal Bassoonist of the State Symphony Orchestra of São Paolo, Brazil.
As a dual citizen of the US and Canada, he also has strong family roots in southeastern Pennsylvania. His mother was raised in an Amish family in Lancaster County (Darryl has 45 first cousins, just on his mother’s side!), and his father was raised in West Chester. His paternal grandfather was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and subsequently went on to serve every single day of WWII in the Pacific Rim.