James DePriest The Philadelphia-born conductor James DePreist has died at the age of 76. He was the nephew of contralto Marian Anderson. Appointments included Director Emeritus of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at The Juilliard School (New York City) and music director of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, from 1980 until 2003, with which he made many recordings. He was also closely associated with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. James DePreist was born on 21 November 1936 and died on 8 February 2013.

 

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