We have been informed of the death this morning of Judy Drucker, a Florida powerfhouse who brought the greatest musicians to Miami and formed a mutual admiration society with Luciano Pavarotti.
She was 91.
A soprano who trained at Juilliard and Curtis, she married in 1947 and founded her Great Artists Series in Miami Beach 19 years later.
She presented Richard Tucker, Vladimir Horowitz, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Van Cliburn, Itzhak Perlman, Evgeny Kissin, Leonard Bernstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Yo Yo Ma, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Valery Gergiev, among others.
She never took No for an answer.
She even made it onto Slipped Disc.
UPDATE: Full tribute here.