Newark Symphony Orchestra sadly shares our principal bassist Felix Cohen passed suddenly on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Our extended music community lost a dear, dedicated, and enthusiastic musician and friend. We are truly heartbroken.
We’re honored we’ll remember Felix’s last Newark Symphony May 14th concert leading his bass section, as they heroically and passionately played Beethoven’s 9th symphony, especially its 4th Movement.
NSO will share details when available for Felix family service, and our own plans to honor him.
“I loved him dearly. His positive attitude, smart comments were so welcomed. He helped me and NSO in so many ways. His presence in so many music events, his joyful training of youth and support of colleagues made him a central music figure in a very extended area. We thank you Felix for the wonderful things you shared with us.” — Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, NSO Music Director