A student of Pierre Monteux, Sidney Rothstein was music director at several US orchestras.
He founded the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and was its music director from 1964 to 1976.
From 1980 to 1984 he was with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and later with the Florida Symphony in Orlando, finally settling with the Ridgefield Connecticut Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2006.
Throughout, he led the Reading Symphony in Pennsylvania for 30 years.
Sidney Rothstein has died, aged 80.
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