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Lorin Levee dies at 61; principal clarinetist with the L.A. Philharmonic
Lorin Levee dies at 61; principal clarinetist with the L.A. Philharmonic

Lorin Levee, 61, principal clarinetist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1981, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, a Philharmonic spokeswoman said. He had a blood disorder. Levee's last concert was Jan. 8 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, a program of Dvorak, Liszt and Saint-Saens that was led by guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Levee did not join the L.A. Philharmonic on its recent trip to Venezuela. Born July 8, 1950, in Chicago, Levee had played with the L.A. orchestra since 1976, first as a bass clarinetist before becoming principal clarinetist at the start of the 1981-82 season. Before arriving in Los Angeles, Levee attended DePaul University in Chicago and played with...

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