Boston mourns a principal trombone

Boston mourns a principal trombone


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2017

Don Davis, principal trombone of the Boston Philharmonic since it was founded in 1979, has died of cancer.

Read Benjamin Zander’s tribute here.


  • Steve P says:

    Touching tribute. I remember when John DeLutis died on tour with SFO – on tour, which featured Bruckner 4. Trombone players live and die for Bruckner. RIP, Mr. Davis.

  • Patrick says:

    What a magnificent player! And such excellent Sibelius from the musicians and conductor.

  • Daniel F. says:

    Don Davis was a great, great performer. He had a big tone and a huge soul.