Obituary: Oboist and record producer Thom Moore, 56

Posted on: October 25, 2021

“Cleveland’s classical music community is in mourning this week following the death of Thom Moore,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (10/24) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “Moore passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, at age 56, after a rapid battle with cancer…. A gifted oboist, producer, and teacher, Moore was … a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and a member or regular guest of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and the former orchestras of the Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Opera, and Lyric Opera Cleveland. Longtime Clevelanders may remember the uncommonly bold Red (an orchestra), which Moore co-founded and was principal oboe. Moore … also played at times in the Cleveland Orchestra…. As a record producer … his highly decorated career … began in Cleveland at Telarc International and continued as president of Five/Four Productions, a company he co-founded and helped bring to national renown with the late Michael Bishop and Robert Friedrich…. At Telarc, Moore brought home four Grammy Awards…. Liza Grossman, founder of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, three of whose major projects Moore helped record, said Moore possessed ‘an ear like no one else I ever heard.’ ” He is survived by his husband, Douglas Bunker. A tribute concert will be announced at