7th Army Symphony

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Existing in Germany from 1952 to 1962, this orchestra is still remembered.   Clarinetist Jerry Mattson expresses it aptly: "I don't normally live in the past, but I have yet to come across anyone with a comparable experience to hark back to. Those were strange and wonderful years."

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Passau 1954
Europäische Wochen

From the program cover
for the performances
on August 29 & 30

(Click on picture to see the program)

July 26, 2009:
David Furholmen (cello, '56 - '58) has a new email address, given in his biography.
Mel Ponzi reports that Lost Sheep Reginald Hache (piano) has been found by Sperie Karas (percussion, '55 - '56). Reginald's biography gives his address and phone number.
Mel has also relayed the sad news that two other lost sheep have been found, but only via belated news of their passing. Fred Dutton (bass, bassoon) died on October 25, 2007, according to his wife. He had lived in Reseda, CA. And Mary Lockner reports that her husband Mickey Lockner (clarinet) passed away on August 18, 2008.
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Now Available:
Kenneth Schermerhorn: He Will Always Be the Music, by Martha Rivers Ingram with D. B. Kellogg; 65 photos, 391 pages; $24.99. (Ken played trumpet and conducted in 1953-55).  Can now be ordered online from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Store, which also offers this unusual item.  The store address is One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201.
Uncle Sam's Orchestra: Memories of the Seventh Army Symphony, by John Canarina, (Bass and Conductor in 1959-60). 50 b/w illus., musical examples, 224pp, 6 x 9. From the University of Rochester Press P.O. Box 41026 Rochester, NY 14604-4126.
(9/12/06) According to John Canarina, the email contact at Rochester is Suzanne Guiod at guiod@uofrochesterpress.net
(5/22/07) Note from John Canarina: "The University of Rochester press has informed me that, while my book is technically out of print, they are now offering it on a Print on Demand (POD) basis, which means that anyone can now order a copy and they'll print one up, which will appear identical to the original book. Former members get a 25 per cent discount."
7ASO People in the News
(Updated 5/27/07 - Charles Rosen)
John Canarina
Donald Draganski
Harris Goldman
David Irving
Jack Monchecourt
Charles Rosen
Myron Rosenblum
Links to
External Sites
Lost Sheep List
(Updated 7/26/09)
remove Fred Dutton,
Reginald Hache,
and Mickey Lockner
In Memoriam
(Updated 7/26/09)
Fred Dutton
Mickey Lockner

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