A notice posted by the New York Philharmonic in last Sunday’s (12/25) New York Times states, “The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the passing of Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, on December 22. A former orchestral horn player and veteran of the 7th Army Symphony, Carl came to the Philharmonic in 1986 and became a guardian and mentor, beloved for his big heart and gruff voice. His constant care for the musicians’ welfare made him a beloved and respected figure among the entire Orchestra, Board, and Staff, as well as by four Music Directors and guest artists over three decades. All will miss Carl’s almost daily call: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, on stage. On stage, please.’ We extend deepest condolences to his wife, Noriko; his children and grandchildren; his brother and sister; and his legion of friends.” Prior to the Philharmonic, Schiebler played second horn at the Saint Louis Symphony starting in 1962, and also served as personnel manager from 1977 to 1986. He taught horn at the University of Wisconsin, Washington University in St. Louis, and Saint Louis Institute of Music, and presented management workshops for the League of American Orchestras. The New York Times notice includes a link to a guest book where friends may leave remembrances.
Posted January 4, 2017