“The conductor and music director of the Idaho Falls Symphony is recovering after a medical incident during a concert Saturday night,” writes Nate Sunderland in Sunday’s (10/20) East Idaho News. “Symphony spokeswoman Alekzandria Peugh [said] conductor Thomas Heuser experienced a seizure during the first few minutes of the Mountain View Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Concert: Masquerade. It caused him to be disoriented and nearly lose his balance…. Orchestra musicians quickly recognized there was a problem, rose from their seats and escorted the conductor offstage. He was then taken to the emergency room at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. ‘Thanks to the amazing medical community that is part of the symphony family, Thomas has received exceptional medical attention,’ Peugh said. ‘Doctors are still working to determine the cause of the seizure, but Thomas is resting comfortably and feeling much better.’ Idaho Falls Symphony principal cellist Robert Tueller took the baton and led orchestra musicians through the rest of the program. ‘Thomas wants everyone to know he is sorry for the scare at the concert and he is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support,’ Peugh said.” Heuser is also music director of the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado.
Posted October 24, 2019