Is this the oldest working orchestral musician?

November 30, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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Meet Ruth Jeffrey.

She’s 97 today and still playing cello in the Grand Rapids Symphonette (founded 1935).  Read on here.

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She’s been doing that since she was 15. If you remember our debate some months back on longest serving musicians, I guess Ruth has got them licked.

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  1. Harold Braun says:


  2. Mati Braun says:

    More power to her.

  3. Love her! I’ve just posted this onto the NYO Iraq facebook site. My girls could do with a bit of inspiration

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