Death of a versatile US composer, 65main
Philadelphia is mourning one of its most engaging musical citizens.
Robert Capanna, winner of the Koussevitsky Prize at Tanglewood, was a flourishing composer whose works were performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Berkshire Music Center Orchestra, Trio di Milano, Colorado String Quartet nd many more.
For 27 years he was also executive director of the Settlement Music School, with 9,000 students at six locations across the region. Later, he was president of the Presser Foundation.
Robert Capanna died of cancer on Friday at his home in Philadelphia.