The passing of Dr. Robert Hart Baker

It is with a heavy heart and warm affection that we recognize the passing of our Artistic and Music Director Dr. Robert Hart Baker. He came to us as we celebrated our 150th anniversary and served us with boundless enthusiasm and generosity.

His passion and knowledge impacted each of us in the orchestra and in our wider community in ways we can never forget. Not only did his leadership make us better musicians, but his loving example made us all better people.

We will miss him terribly, but can only give heartfelt thanks for the many gifts he shared with us so generously.

Perhaps the greatest tribute of his life is embodied in our own Society’s motto: “For the love of music…”