Just a very short obit for David Abosch, but there is no mention of his connection to the Colorado Symphony or the oboe
http://obittree.com/book-of-memories/27 … ituary.php
Here is a statement from the Colorado Symphony
December 5 at 3:18pm
With great sadness, we at the Colorado Symphony share the news of the passing of David Abosch on Friday, December 2, 2016. David was Principal Oboist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and would later become a leader in organizing and rebuilding the DSO into the Colorado Symphony when he assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1989, at the time of the Colorado Symphony's inception. A dedicated musician, he accomplished all of this while continuing to perform with the orchestra.
David—a native of Brooklyn, NY—was first introduced to classical music at the age of 13. He was entranced with the oboe from the start and his passion for the instrument translated into a great artistry for making music.
David won the Duke Ellington Scholarship at the Julliard School of Music, where he studied with Harold Gomberg. In 1949, he accepted a position as Principal Oboist of the Denver Symphony Orchestra, subsequently the Colorado Symphony, continuing in the position until 1991.
In recognition of his work and special efforts, he received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1991 from Wellington E. Webb, then Mayor of Denver. David retired from the Colorado Symphony in 1995 after 46 years of service.
In addition to his years with this orchestra, David was actively involved in the Central City Opera Festival, where he played in the orchestra and acted as Personnel Manager. He founded the Denver Baroque Ensemble, together with his wife, Irene, who also served as Assistant Concertmaster in the Denver Symphony Orchestra and then Colorado Symphony from 1953 until 1995.
David was on the music faculty at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and Colorado Women’s College. Throughout his life, David’s love of music permeated his daily life, whether listening to KVOD or playing from his extensive collection of recordings.
David has left an indelible mark on the music community of Denver, though his legacy of students who have gone on to become fine musicians in their own right and his many admirers who loved to listen to him perform. The Abosches led the efforts to endow the Principal Oboe Chair, which is named in their honor.
Memorial services were held for David today, December 5, at 10:30 a.m., and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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