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Christie Lundquist

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"Christie Lundquist, principal clarinetist for the Utah Symphony for the past 21 years died in California Thursday [March 13, 1998] after a lengthy illness.

"She was a superb artist," said Utah Symphony conductor Joseph Silverstein. "It will be difficult for the orchestra to find a person who will have a similar artistic impact."

Lundquist last performed with the symphony Dec. 20. In her long tenure here, she established a reputation as a quality soloist, recitalist and teacher. Composers Ingolf Dahl and Halsey Stevens composed works specifically for Lundquist.

"The position of solo instrumentalist with a major symphony is a career position," continued Silverstein. "This has had a great personal impact on the whole orchestra."

Lundquist was a published poet. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing and tennis, and was a Christian Scientist.

The Utah Symphony wishes to endow the principal clarinet chair in her name. Contributions can be made to the Utah Symphony, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, for the memorial fund.

A public tribute will be presented in the Abravanel Hall lobby April 3 at noon."

Quoted from the Salt Lake Tribune, Tuesday, March 17, 1998.