“Charles Sherba, concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, died Saturday, the orchestra has announced,” reads an unsigned article on Monday (4/21) in the Providence Journal. “The announcement does not indicate a cause of death, but the Journal reported in February that Sherba, 62, was fighting cancer.” The article quotes from the text of the Philharmonic’s statement: “Chuck joined our orchestra in 1986, and performed with us for over twenty-seven seasons in addition to teaching students of violin at our Music School. Favorite concerts included playing with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma as well as Brahms First Symphony under maestro Larry Rachleff. Locally, he also performed with the Aurea Ensemble and served as concertmaster for the Simon Sinfonietta and Festival Orchestra of the Chorus of Westerly. He also served since 1986 on the applied music faculty of Brown University…. We will dedicate our final concert of the season on Saturday, May 10, to Chuck.” Sherba’s surviving family includes his wife, Consuelo, and their children Claire, Gabby, and Alexander.
Posted April 23, 2014