Chicago Symphony mourns cellist, 61RIP
The orchestra has announced the death of Jonathan Pegis, Jonathan Pegis, who played in the cello section from 1986 until 2018. A former student of Lynn Harrell, he died at home in Iowa of natural causes.
Riccardo Muti said: ‘I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jon Pegis, a very kind person and a wonderful player. I will remember him and his wonderful contribution to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.’
A career highlight was touring with the LaSalle Quartet and violist Donald McInnes and recording Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night with them for Deutsche Grammophon in 1982.
photo: Todd Rosenberg