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Subject: Jonathan Strasser, Violinist, appeared in the film "Fame"


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Date Posted: Saturday, March 25, 02:12:02pm

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CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS

American Violinist and ‘Fame’ Conductor Jonathan Strasser Has Died

American violinist, conductor and educator Jonathan Strasser has passed away from cancer - aged 70

March 9, 2017

American violinist, conductor and educator Jonathan Strasser has passed away from cancer – aged 70.

A graduate of Mannes College and the Manhattan School of Music, he served as Guest Conductor with the Caracas Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela and as Music Director of the New York State Music Camp and Staten Island Symphony.

Mr Strasser taught on faculty for over 30 years at the LaGuardia High School of the Arts in New York City and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College.

He played the role of ‘the conductor’ in the 1980 MGM movie ‘Fame’.

Our condolences are with Mr Strasser’s family, friends, colleagues and students.

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