Breast cancer claims a principal cello, 42

The Dayton Philharmonic is mourning the loss of Andra Lunde Padrichelli, its principal cello since 2003.

Andra, who also played in Cincinnati and Detroit, survived two bouts of breast cancer with tremendous support from her family and colleagues, but the disease returned and she died yesterday at the age of 42.

photo: Michael Beckerman

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  • Andra – great artist, loving wife, mother and friend. Always accomplishing so much with love, she endured the long battle with cancer and its treatment with dignity.
    Our families were linked in friendship. Her loss is mourned with deepest love

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