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DePREIST--James. The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the loss of James DePreist, Assistant Conductor to Bernstein during the Philharmonic's 1965-66 season. Since winning the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition, Mr. DePreist beautifully led the Orchestra in a wide range of concerts over three decades. The Philharmonic extends deepest condolences to his family.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 12, 2013
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