Murray Symphony honors late conductor with commissioned work

Posted on: December 16, 2011

In Thursday’s (12/15) Salt Lake Tribune, Brandon Loomis writes, “The Murray Symphony Orchestra has provided an artistic outlet for hundreds of people over the past 36 years, and for 20 of them Clinton Frohm was the musician’s biggest cheerleader and tutor. Maestro Frohm, the longtime conductor and youth music educator, died last year, but now his memory will live on in a piece of music that the organization has commissioned for a Jan. 27 concert. ‘He dedicated his entire life to music education, and the last 20 to Murray Symphony,’ said Clarissa Andersen, the group’s vice president and a flute player. So to honor him, the symphony commissioned a piece that will be somewhat jazzy—reflecting the late trumpet player’s musical taste—and not somber. ‘We did not want to mourn his death,’ Andersen said, ‘but to celebrate his life. And, as he was a trumpet player, we wanted a trumpet solo.’ … The Granite Youth Symphony, which [Frohm] directed in his job with the school district, will perform that night, too, along with two combos in which Frohm performed: Top Brass and Gabriel, a trumpet ensemble.”

Posted December 16, 2011