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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The news came late Sunday that Michael Steinberg had died at 80 after three years of treatment for cancer. I'm so sad about this. I'd never met him, but he was the best and most graceful of program annotators. The initials M.S. at the end of the notes to a San Francisco Symphony program always made me smile with anticipation. Deepest sympathies on his passing to Jorja Fleezanis, his children, and other relatives and loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Michael Steinberg & Jorja Fleezanis Fund to Spur Curiosity and Growth through the Performing Arts and the Written Word / attn. Shelli Chase / CHASE FINANCIAL / 7900 Xerxes Avenue South / Suite 910 / Minneapolis, MN 55431.
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