Boston mourns a conductorRIP
The death has been announced of James M. Orent, music director of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra for the past 14 years and a regular performer with the Boston Pops as violinist and guest conductor.
Its chief, Keith Lockhart, described him as the ‘unofficial assistant conductor’ of the Boston Pops. Orent was 67.
He would fly his 1977 Cessna Cardinal RG aircraft to engagements across the eastern US. His violin once belonged to Arthur Fiedler’s father.