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KDFC Bill Bennett Tribute

March 5, 2013

The final recorded performance of our beloved colleague and friend, Principal Oboist William Bennett, will be broadcast tonight starting at 8 pm as part of KDFC’s Tuesday night broadcast on 89.9/90.3/104.9 FM and KDFC.com. The concert program, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and recorded Friday, February 22, is: Debussy’s Petite Suite, Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with soloist Principal Oboist William Bennett, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor. As an added tribute to Bill, the station will rebroadcast his beautiful November 1995 performance of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major, with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Orchestra, recorded just three months after MTT joined the SFS as Music Director. The broadcast will be archived for on-demand streaming from KDFC.com for 21 days. May the sound of Bill’s music live on always.

(from the San Francisco Symphony’s Facebook page.)

Listen here!  The program will be up on that site until March 25.

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  1. anne sommer permalink
    March 7, 2013 7:56 am

    hello sydne,
    i am an old friend of bill’s from new haven. we went to elementary school together as well as the last two years of high school. i reconnected with bill in 2000 and we’d stayed in touch since then. i would like to talk to you; can you email me? thanks so much, anne sommer

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