Cellist Gilbert Reese, Former Principal With Indianapolis Symphony, Dies

Classic Arts News   Cellist Gilbert Reese, Former Principal With Indianapolis Symphony, Dies
 
Cellist Gilbert Reese died Wednesday, November 10, the Long Beach, California, Gazette reports. He was 79.

Reese, the son of a pianist and music teacher, grew up in Long Beach, studied at UCLA and then at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, and went on to study with the great cellist Pablo Casals.

From the early 1950s through the mid-1960s, Reese was the principal cellist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as a soloist performing with orchestras all over the world. After moving back to Long Beach, he established Concerts in the Home, at which he would host chamber music concerts for 50 to 80 guests in a music studio in his own home, and would cook dinner for the guests as well.

Today’s Most Popular News: