Horror: Orchestra oboist dies in concerthall fall

Horror: Orchestra oboist dies in concerthall fall


norman lebrecht

November 14, 2019

Janice Thomson, oboe and English horn player in the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, fell to her death down a flight of stairs a few moments before the first concert of the season.

The orchestra reports: Our GMSB Family suffered a great loss this week. About 20 minutes before our season-opening concert on Sunday night, our wonderful Oboe/English Horn player, Janice Thomson, fell down a flight of stairs at Gusman Hall. She was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, followed by her husband and parents. Sadly, Janice succumbed to her injuries on Monday, November 11th.

Janice was 62.



  • Bruce says:

    How awful. Condolences to her loved ones.

  • Peter Feltham says:

    How terribly sad.

  • Alexander Tarak says:

    A very sad story. My condolences to her family.

  • Michel says:

    So sorry

  • Martita says:

    How horrible; we are heartbroken for all of you who loved her. Gives us all pause as to how fragile life is. We lit a candle for her and offer our condolences to her family and friends.