US orchestra mourns former music director, 90Orchestras
The death has been made known of Henry Charles Smith III, music director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 2001.
A Curtis graduate, Smith started out as the Grammy winning principal trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Brass Quintet. He moved on to the conducting staff of the Minnesota Orchestra and went on to guest-conduct numerous front-rank orchestras.
He also served as music director at Interlochen Arts Camp for the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.
South Dakota SO says: ‘His artistic legacy, funny stories, and contagious enthusiasm for classical music inspired all who had the privilege of making music with him.’