Washington mourns a principal clarinet

September 5, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The National Symphony Orchestra has announced the death of Loren Kitt, its principal clarinet from 1970 to 2016.

Here’s his retirement interview.

Comments (3)

  1. Don Ciccio says:

    What a shock! He only recently retired and seemed in good health!

    May he rest in peace.

  2. leonard slatkin says:

    What a joy and pleasure it was to have had twelve years with Loren. Always personable, outspoken when needed and a consummate musician. A very sad day.

  3. Donna Kristaponis says:

    Loren and I played together for several years at the University of Washington High School Music Institute. Such talent and tenacity. When we visited and, then, lived in the other Washington, it always a joy to hear him.

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