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Born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Patricia Snell (1951 - 8 September 2007) (his death) (2 children)

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He prepared arrangements of music for many ballet companies, including the Joffrey Ballet and the Ballet Teatro of Mexico City.
He also conducted opera and symphony performances in the US, Europe, and Japan. He was conductor at the opening of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 1969, and appeared in Mexico in 1980 during ceremonies for the inauguration of President Miguel de la Madrid.
He was the chorus master and conductor for the Royal Conservatory Opera, which later became the Canadian Opera Company. He made his conducting debut in 1948 in the company's production of "Faust".
He began taking piano and organ lessons when he was 12. He made his recital debut in Toronto at 16.
He was a pianist and conductor who was the first music director of the National Ballet of Canada. He was their conductor for 33 years. He also conducted on CBC Radio opera broadcasts.

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