1958 Sioux City Symphony "Youngsters" Left to Right:
Jack Lamb, Clarinet; David Bircher, French Horn; E. J. Eaton, Trombone;
Zean Zurcher, Double Bass/Tuba; Kermit Peters, Oboe; Richard Anshutz, Tympani/Violin/Viola
ASOL SCS

Sioux City Symphony Contingent
at the American Symphony Orchestra League Workshop
Sewanee, Tennessee
Summer 1958

What happened to all of us? Left to Right: Jack Lamb [Clarinet] Jack is now retired as an editor at Warner Bros. Publications: Dr. Erno Daniel [“Hans” Lert's assistant] At the time of this picture Dr. Daniel was a vice president of the League, conductor of an orchestra in Wichita Falls, Texas and was piano professor at the university. He later moved to Santa Barbara to become its symphony conductor and a piano professor at UC-Santa Barbara. He remained at UCSB until his early death in 1977 from lymphoma. David Bircher [French Horn] David subsequently taught at la Faculté de musique, l’Université Laval where he was professeur agrégé en éducation musicale. For 18 years he was Directeur de l’Orchestre d’harmonie de l’ Université Laval (the Laval University Symphonic Band). He is now retired from the University and is second horn with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (1965-1996). Dr. Richard "Hans" Lert [Director of these conductors' institutes and conductor of the Pasadena Symphony from 1932-1972] Died on April 25, 1980: E. J. Eaton (Deceased) [Trombone] E. J. retired as Professor of Low Brass at the University of Tennessee and lived in Martin, TN where he kept an active schedule as an area freelance trombonist: John S. Edwards [President of the Symphony League and, at the time of this picture, was the manager of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Later became the general manager and executive vice president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra] Died August 11. 1984: Zean Zurcher [Double Bass/Tuba] See Bio Narrative or Summary on this site: Helen M. Thompson [Executive Director of the American Symphony Orchestra League and, later, the manager of the New York Philharmonic] Died June 25, 1974: Kermit Peters [Oboe] Kermit is now retired as Professor Emeritus (Oboe and Music History) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Principal Oboe of the Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies and Conductor of the Omaha Youth Symphony: Richard Anshutz .[Timpani/Violin/Viola] Richard is now on the faculty of the Chamber Music Institute of Southern California, membership chairman of the California American String Teachers Association and the editor of Soundpost.