Buffalo Phil mourns violinist of 54 years

Buffalo Phil mourns violinist of 54 years


norman lebrecht

December 05, 2020

Music director JoAnn Falletta writes:

The Buffalo Philharmonic family and I are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of our beloved violinist Marylouise Nanna this week. Marylouise grew up in Buffalo in a family of musicians, and she joined the BPO in 1966. She was one of the most well known members of the orchestra- not only for her presence in the first violin section- but for her extraordinary work as a conductor and the founder of Ars Nova musicians. Her concerts often featured BPO members and their families, and were extremely popular.

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  • Mrs Katie Katsman says:

    Beautiful angel she will always be with us. Her music and her violin will continue to give so much joy that the heavens will shine and the angels will sing!

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