A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Conductor Lorin Maazel Dead At 84
Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at age 84. Maazel was born in Paris in 1930 and was a prodigy who began playing violin at age 5. He first performed with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 12, and later serving as music director from 1972-1982.
From Ohio public radio station WKSU, Kabir Bhatia spoke with Robert Vernon, who was hired by Maazel as principal violist in 1976, just a few years after Maazel replaced the legendary George Szell.
Click the play button above to hear their conversation.
In a statement, the orchestra credited Maazel with his â€œdynamic energy and fresh ideas,â€ which included the first complete recording of Porgy and Bess with an all-African-American cast.