Veteran US conductor, ex-president of ASOL, has died

We have been informed of the death today of Donald Thulean, conductor of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra from 1962 to 1984 and a familiar and popular figure on the US orchestral scene. Donald was 85 years old.

He is the subject of a sculpture by Anna Mahler, the composer’s daughter. Outside the US, he conducted in Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and New Zealand.

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  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    I’ve always found that a rather unfortunate acronym.

  • Gregory Pierre Cox says:

    Don was a great guy, he will be missed.

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