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Remembering Lynn Harrell

Posted April 30, 2020

Cellist Lynn Harrell with the New York Philharmonic in 2006 

The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the passing of our good friend Lynn Harrell. The magnificent cellist made 40 concerto appearances with the Orchestra, beginning with his 1961 debut at age 16 on a nationally telecast Young People’s Concert hosted by then Music Director Leonard Bernstein (clip below). We remember Lynn’s warmth, kindness, and extraordinary musicianship, and extend condolences to his family and friends.

(Photo by Chris Lee: Lynn Harrell bowing after performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, led by then Music Director Lorin Maazel, in 2006)