Tuesday, June 01, 2010

RIP Lees

I was really bummed to hear about the passing of Composer Benjamin Lees this last weekend. I first met Lees in 1994 in Wichita for their 50th anniversary and a celebration work he wrote for the orchestra ans Zouhuang Chen.
Years later (about 10) I interviewed him for 20/20 Hearing in Las Vegas. I will post that audio soon.
Then friend in a chamber ensemble brought his name up having worked with him on a few quartets.
Rest in peace.

1 comment:

Jack said...

I remember talking to Mr. Lees about his compositions when I lived in Long Beach, California. He wrote an interesting concerto for string quartet and orchestra. Sad to hear the news.

Jack Fishman