A message from Milwaukee:
Our former principal cellist, Ron Shawger, died Sunday evening. Ron came to Milwaukee in 1988 from the Dallas Symphony. He was from Seattle and was a student of Leonard Rose at Juilliard. He left the MSO in the mid 1990s due to multiple sclerosis. His wife Laurie Shawger became a member of the MSO second violin section a couple of years later and still plays in the orchestra.