Fire at Ron Haroutounian’s house

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    Stephane Levesque

    Suzanne Nelsen, 2nd bassonist in the Boston Symphony, has sent me the following sad news about Boston freelance bassoonist Ron Haroutounian. Please contact her directly if you wish to help out. Thank you very much.

    Hi Stephane,

    I don’t know if you heard but this past weekend Ron Harotounian’s house burned to the ground….he was okay and his principal bassoon (the Heckel) is okay too. However, everything else is questionable….

    We have taken all of Dave’s [Suzanne’s husband] tails, tux suits to his place (as David has retired from playing……) and have taken up a donation at the BSO…..

    Is there any chance that you could send this letter to as many bassoonists as you can to pass the word around that if ANY bassoonist has extra tools/music/cane/do-dads that they were thinking of getting rid of to send them on to either me or Rick Ranti

    C/O Suzanne Nelsen or Rick Ranti
    Symphony Hall
    301 Massachusetts Ave.
    Boston, MA

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