Sad news: Chicago maestro diesmain
Founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta and a widely known guest conductor, Paul Freeman has died at 79.
Born in Richmond, Va., Paul conducted more than 100 orchestras in over 30 countries and made around 90 recordings, many of them in London and Prague. He retired four years ago in declining health.
His papers are held at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College, Chicago.