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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , Illinois 60604
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and...   more

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Senza Sordino, 1 Sept 2009 [cached]
Retired Chicago Symphony member Sam Denov was honored for his work as a founder of ICSOM.
Sam Denov
WHEREAS, Sam Denov was a leader and member of the Chicago Symphony at the formation of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians in 1962; and
WHEREAS, He served ICSOM in those early years in a variety of leadership capacities including Vice-Chairman from 1963-66 and then again in 1968-69, as Editor of Senza Sordino while serving as Vice-Chairman from 1965-66, and finally as Chairman of ICSOM from 1969-70; and
WHEREAS, As Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of ICSOM, Sam Denov helped fulfill George Zazofsky's and ICSOM's goal of establishing the AFM Strike Fund in 1970; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates and officers of ICSOM recognize, thank and honor Sam Denov for his many contributions as an early leader in the orchestra field; and, be it further
RESOLVED, As a token of that recognition for Sam Denov's work on ICSOM's behalf, he be given a framed copy of this resolution as an expression of ICSOM's respect and admiration as an ICSOM Founder.
ICSOM - Photo Gallery, 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
1962 ICSOM delegates/founders Rudy Nashan (Chicago), Clarendon Van Norman (MET) and his wife Linda speak with Sam Denov (Chicago) - photo Eric Arbiter
former Chairman Sam Denov with the ICSOM banner (photo Lorraine Denov)
1969-70 ICSOM Chairman Sam Denov (Chicago) - photo Eric Arbiter
former Chicago Symphony and first delegates to ICSOM's 1962 meetings in Chicago and Cleveland, Sam Denov and Wally Kujala - photo Tim Redman
from interview with Dick Lottridge, Rudy Nashan, Sam Denov and Wally Kujala who invited orchestras to Chicago in May 1962 to discuss issues of mutual concern - photo Tim Redman
Volunteer with Heartland Alliance - Heartland Alliance, 28 Sept 2008 [cached]
Sam Denov, a former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Travelers Aid volunteer since June 2007, is the author of Boom and Crash Musician: A Percussive Memoir.
Harry's Flashy Shirt Temporarily Blinds Conductor Edward Van Beinum | The Drummer Drives, 19 April 2011 [cached]
Harry Brabec and Chicago Symphony friend, Sam Denov
Harry Brabec and Sam Denov, at Ravinia Festival, sometime in the 1950s.
The picture at left was in Harry's scrapbook with no notation as to when it was taken, so I called Sam Denov, Harry's friend from the Chicago Symphony (pictured with him), to fill me in on the details. I got more than I expected.
"This was taken at Ravinia behind the old stage, where they had a small gravel area to hang out in," he said. "That was where a nail hammered into a stud served as your locker. Sam hadn't seen this picture before, but he confirmed it would have been taken sometime between 1952-1956 when Harry was principal percussionist with the Symphony, which always played Ravinia in the summer.
Sam Denov Remembers His Early Days with the Chicago Symphony and Fritz Reiner
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Sam Denov Remembers His Early Days with the Chicago Symphony and Fritz Reiner | The Drummer Drives, 19 April 2011 [cached]
Sam Denov Remembers His Early Days with the Chicago Symphony and Fritz Reiner
IT WAS SUMMER, 1954 when Walter Hancock, Personnel Manager of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, asked Sam Denov if he'd like to join the CSO.
Sam and Harry had been friends since their high school days in Chicago when they were both studying percussion with Roy C. Knapp (who taught Benny Goodman's famous drummer, Gene Krupa).
Copyright © 2002 by Sam Denov. All Rights Reserved. ______________
Editor's note:Visit this page on Amazon for my review of Symphonic Paradox, which tells the story of how Sam Denov inspired the musicians to seize control of their own destinies during a time when the Chicago Symphony was being ruled by a Music Director he describes as "a despot who had total control over his musicians and actually took sadistic pleasure in tormenting them."
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