Death of a prominent US critic

Death of a prominent US critic


norman lebrecht

May 28, 2018

Friends have reported the death this morning of Mary Ellyn Hutton, former critic of the Cincinnati Post for 23 years and respected far beyond her town.

The Cincinnati Symphony has posted:

‘We are deeply saddened to learn of Mary Ellyn Hutton‘s passing. She was the music critic at The Cincinnati Post and continued writing independently in more recent years. Mary Ellyn was a passionate champion for music and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. RIP.’



  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    So shocked and very sad. She was a great person, friend and divine music critic, and will be deeply missed by the many whose lives she was a special part of.