SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR HAS DIED AT 76!

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James Anderson DePreist (November 21, 1936 – February 8, 2013)

DePreist was one of only a few African-American conductors. He had been the
director of conducting and orchestral studies at the Juilliard School and laureate
music director of the Oregon Symphony. DePreist underwent heart surgery in
March of 2012. He died today at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. No further
details of his passing were available.



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James DePreist Conducting the Oregon Symphony


 

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