‘Fantastic’ Boston oboist has died, at 57

Laura Ahlbeck, who played principal oboe with the Boston Pops and was frequently heard in the Boston Symphony, has died at the age of 57, five years after retiring with a degenerative brain disease.

Laura was known, loved and respected far beyond the USA. First tributes here.

Our condolences to her husband Richard Ranti, BSO associate principal bassoon, their family and many friends.

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  • William Safford says:

    Here is information on a fundraising campaign in honor of her and her legacy:

    https://theaftd.givezooks.com/grassroots_fundraisers/laura-s-legacy-fund

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