Former San Francisco orch chief has died

The death is reported of Joseph Scafidi,who sppent his whole career at the San Francisco Symphony and was its chief executive from 1964 to his retirement in 1978. Joe was 94, a lover of music from infancy.

When he joined the orch it had an 18-week season and a budget of $200,000. His music directors were, successively: Enrique Jorda, Joseph Krips, Seiji Ozawa and Edo de Waart.

Obituary here.

joseph scafidi

Bill Cogan Photography

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