Flute world mourns a Philadelphia starmain
Fresh out of Curtis, Robert F Cole played flute in Ormandy’s Philadelphia Orchestra from 1949 to 1962.
He went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Music and to play in the Madison Symphony.
He was a founder of the National Flute Association and its fifth president.
Robert F. Cole died on December 23, aged 93.
Full life story here from his grandson, Nathan Cole.