Baron, Samuel, American flutist, conductor, and teacher; b. N.Y., April 27, 1925; d. there, May 16, 1997. He studied at Brooklyn Coll., and was a pupil in flute of Barrerè and Lora and in conducting of Schenkman at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (1942–48). He was founder- conductor of the N.Y. Brass Ensemble in 1948, and also played in the N.Y. Woodwind Quintet (1946–49; again from 1980) and other chamber groups. Baron was a member (from 1965) and music director (from 1980) of the Bach Aria Group. He taught at the Yale Univ. School of Music (1965–67), the State Univ. of N.Y. at Stony Brook (from 1966), the Mannes Coll. of Music (1969–72), and the Juilliard School (from 1977). He publ. Chamber Music for Winds (N.Y., 1969).
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