Peanuts’ concertmaster has died, aged 96main
Eugene Shepherd, concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony for 33 years, was the regular tennis partner of the cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, originator of the Peanuts strip.
Schulz often engaged his characters in classical music discussions. Guess where he got the ideas?
Eugene Shepherd has died in Santa Rosa at the ripe old age of 96.