Chicago Symphony Mourns a 49-Year Veteran

Mar 23, 2015 876

Adrian Da Prato, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's violin section from 1946 until 1996, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Chicago. He was 94.

Born in Barga in 1920, in the region of Tuscany, Da Prato became fascinated with the sound of the violin while attending silent movies as a child in his native Italy. The films were accompanied by piano and violin, and his attention invariably would turn from the motion picture to the violinist in the pit. Da Prato began violin lessons at age nine after his family arrived in America.

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