We have been informed by family contacts of the death of Kendall Betts, one of the leading US horn players of the past two generations. He had been suffering from lung cancer.
Picked by Eugene Ormandy for the Philadelphia at age 18, he freelanced with various ensembles before settling as principal horn of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1979 to 2004.
Kendall Betts Horn Camp was considered one of the instrument’s best education programs.
Our sympathies to his family.