Patrick Flynn has died. He conducted several times with SSV. It is reported that he died of a heart attack.

Not dead, but leaving, is Gerard Schwarz. He will depart Seattle Symphony when his contract expires in 2011. Found here.


  1. That’s big news about Schwarz leaving. I can’t know the details, but it’s certain that — for whatever reasons — he has a seriously disgruntled orchestra. Here’s hoping things improve there!

  2. It is big news, isn’t it? He upset some concert goers as well as orchestra members, but I think others are strong allies. It’ll be interesting to see what they do … of course it’s not until 2011.

  3. Patrick died of a pulmonary embolism just weeks before the first concert of the season. Shocking.