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Adrian A. Smith

b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 28 October 1931

d. Huddersfield, 6 December 2005

 

Contributions from
John Quinn
Paul Serotsky
Sir Malcolm Arnold, CBE
Arthur Butterworth MBE
Mathew Curtis
Keith Llewellyn
Elaine Carter
Marilyn and Dick Myers, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
Stuart Marsden, SPO Trumpeter

From Keith Llewellyn, Secretary of the Malcolm Arnold Society -

Adrian's time with the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra was a gift to the Society and myself. His warm interpretations of the compositions of Sir Malcolm Arnold at so many concerts were prodigious, and the live performances over a period of thirty years did more to promote the composer's music than any other amateur conductor in the rest of the UK.

I was fortunate to have known Adrian. He was a lovely man and had the knowledge and enthusiasm to go with it.



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