Will the new principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra be the old principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra?

It seems likely. Nitzan Haroz, 45, who left Philadelphia in 2012 to take the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, won recent auditions held to fill his old position.

A Philadelphia Orchestra spokeswoman declined to comment, citing the policy of not announcing new players until after a contract has been negotiated. Said Haroz in an email: "I haven't started negotiating yet. It will happen soon I assume."

Haroz joined the orchestra the first time in 1995.