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Lamar Alsop, 1928-2014


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#1 Helene

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:24 AM

(Keith) Lamar Alsop, the longtime NYCB Orchestra concertmaster, has died at age 85.  His wife, Ruth, who played for the NYCB Orchestra for over half a century, died 10 days ago.

 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-85.html

 

Rest in peace, Mr. and Mrs. Alsop, and deepest sympathy to daughter Marin Alsop and the rest of their family.

 

 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

I'm so slow -- I didn't realize Marin Alsop was their daughter.  How hard it must be, to lose both parents so close together.



#3 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:14 AM

I'm so slow -- I didn't realize Marin Alsop was their daughter.  How hard it must be, to lose both parents so close together.

 

I never made that connection either!

 

Rest in Peace.



#4 Helene

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

Marin Alsop said in an interview this summer, when she became the first woman to close the BBC Proms, that her parents encouraged her to become a conductor as soon as she expressed interest in it, and her father especially told her to not limit her expectations because she was female.




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