Saturday, August 29, 2009

He died much too young

When I was about 10 years old, around 1947, I attended a series of music appreciation classes given by Dean Dixon in a private home in Queens, NY. It was a wonderful experience. It was in conjunction with those classes that I probably attended my first live orchestral concert (at Needletrades High School, in NY?) conducted by Mr. Dixon.

The last time I saw him was one summer when he conducted the NY Philharmonic in Central Park.

A wonderful man. Died much too young.
Some comments posted to archived articles need to be shared. This one was added by a reader a couple of days ago to Dean Dixon - I owe him a huge debt.

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1 comment:

The Wound Dresser said...

Brother, you missed Lester Youngs 100th birthday and Charlie Parkers on the 29th.I am certain we could find a path there...