Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bill Bennett Update

More news about San Francisco Symphony principal oboist William Bennett, who collapsed on stage last night: the NY Times ArtsBlog quotes SFS Director of Communications Oliver Thiel saying that Bennett has had a brain hemorrhage and is hospitalized in guarded condition.

Terrible and sad news, in so many ways. Wishing Bennett the best and swiftest possible recovery; wishing strength and hope to his family members, who are surely stricken, and to his colleagues at SFS.

UPDATE (2:10 p.m. February 25): Various reports indicate that the paramedics were in the hall within 6 or 7 minutes of when Bill Bennett was stricken. No word from SFS today on his condition.

UPDATE (2:27 p.m.): More details in Joshua Kosman's Chron article. Twenty minutes for the paramedics to arrive? I hope that is not correct.

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