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Musicians mourn former Columbus Symphony member Charles Wetherbee

The famous former Columbus Symphony concertmaster Charles Wetherbee is being remembered for his contributions to the central Ohio classical music scene.

Wetherbee died of most cancers on Monday at age 56. He served as concertmaster — a time period for the primary violinist and string part chief — from 1994 to 2011 and remained on Columbus phases as a founding member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet.

“When he’d stroll out to tune the orchestra and he’d smile on the viewers, I believe all people that he checked out felt like he was enjoying immediately for them — and I believe, in all honesty, he was,” stated violist Korine Fujiwara, a former member of the Columbus Symphony and present member of Carpe Diem, the chamber music ensemble Wetherbee based in Columbus within the late Nineteen Nineties.

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“He needed all people to really feel welcomed. . . and I really feel like all people, from the viewers to the conductor to any visitor artist to your entire symphony, additionally responded to that,” Fujiwara stated.

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