If you attend the Utah Symphony Saturday night for the final symphony in Thierry Fischer’s season-long  Beethoven Cycle  (since Fischer is performing them backwards it’s actually Beethoven’s first symphony), you’ll also catch the final performance of violinist Frances Darger.

Now 87, Darger has been with the orchestra for the past seventy years, and will hang up her bow after Saturday’s performance. To our readers Darger’s name may ring a bell, if not for her longevity at Abravanel Hall then from the profile of her Laura Durham wrote in the March edition of 15 Bytes.

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