Maestro Paul Freeman (1936-2015)
Byron Hanson writes:
Please accept my condolences on Paul's passing. At the beginning of my career he gave me a part-time job teaching Music Appreciation at the Hochstein School in Rochester which he headed for a few years. He also rehearsed the Eastman Wind Ensemble from time to time and conducted the Rochester Civic Orchestra in a concert or two that I was involved with. We hired him to guest conduct the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen in 1984, '85, and '88, continuing his mission to lead young people and introduce them to important works by composers of color they would not likely have known but for his determination to bring this music to the stage. He was a true pioneer.