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In Memoriam: David Ellis

In Memoriam: David Ellis

With sad and heavy hearts, on August 1st the Evanston Symphony announced that David Ellis, the ESO’s General Manager, passed away on July 26, 2022, following heart complications. Our sympathy and care continue to go out to Marcia, his wife, and their sons, Michael, Matthew, and Peter, for the depth and pain of their loss.

David was our General Manager for 18 years. He knew all of our musicians and all of our patrons, including their seat numbers! His knowledge of classical music was second to none and his love of this music was always appreciated at our Musical Insights lectures.

We know that all of you join us in grieving the enormity of David's loss to the ESO. We will miss his competence and collegiality.

We are dedicating our February concert to David. David loved Mahler more than any other composer and was delighted that we were programming his Symphony No. 1 this year. David also thought highly of our soloist for this concert, Irina Muresanu, and was looking forward to her performing with us again. We hope this concert honors David and all that he did for this orchestra to which he devoted so much time and talent.

David Ellis in 2012, receiving an award

David Ellis in 2012, receiving an award

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