A Princeton concertmaster dies, 91main
Joseph Kovacs arrived in New Jersey in 1948 as a Hungarian refugee.
Having spent the war in northwest Germany, playing in various orchestras, he was quickly hired as concertmaster of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra by its conductor, fellow-Hungarian Nicholas Harsanyi.
He taught violin at Westminster Choir College and founded the Collegium Musicum of Princeton in 1972.
His wife Dorothy, a flute player, died in 2007.