NY and Philly lament principal cellistmain
The death is reported of the legendary Lorne Munroe, principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1951 to 1964 and of the New York Philharmonic from 1964 to 1996. He was a featured soloist more than 150 times with the New York Phil. He also taught at Juilliard.
Canadian by origin and a student of Piatigorsky (whom he faintly resembled), Lorne married violist Janée Munroe in 1945 and had 10 sons and a daughter.
His death, aged 95, was reported by a grandson.