He once shared a podium with Frank Zappa

Jean-Louis LeRoux started out as principal oboe of the San Francisco.

He went on to become conductor of the San Francisco Ballet.

The he founded a contemporary music ensemble and a chamber orchestra.

Jean-Louis has died, aged 89. Obit here.


This is him, sharing a programme of Webern and Varese with the eclectic Mr Zappa.



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  • I had the pleasure of getting to know him about 30 years ago, when he came to conduct in Seattle. Interesting character and wonderful conductor.

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