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Nicolai Gedda [1925-Jan.8,2017].

The great Swedish tenor,whose death was announced by his family on Feb.8th.

The great Swedish tenor,whose death was announced by his family on Feb.8th.

‘That wasn’t a wrong note Maestro,it was an alternative pitch.”

Kellyanne Conway's'alternative facts' a contribution to the post-truth era.

Kellyanne Conway’s’alternative facts’ a contribution to the post-truth era.

To the second ending.

Heinrich Schiff [1951-Dec.23 2016].Renowned Austrian cellist.

Heinrich Schiff [1951-Dec.23 2016].Renowned Austrian cellist.

Hales to the Chief

Bobby Hales(1934-Oct.15 2016).Trumpeter,conductor,arranger,composer and former president of the AFM.local145.

Bobby Hales(1934-Oct.15 2016).Trumpeter,conductor,arranger,composer and former president of the AFM.local145.

Au revoir Sir Nev.

Sir Neville Marriner-1924-Oct.2 2016,violinist,conductor.

Sir Neville Marriner-1924-Oct.2 2016,violinist,conductor.

Ron de Kant 1931-June 22,2016.

Ron de Kant was principal clarinet in the VSO 1965-1980 and a significant contributor to Vancouver musical life during that time.

Ron de Kant was principal clarinet in the VSO 1965-1980 and a significant contributor to Vancouver musical life during that time.

Owning the podium.

Ill health forces James Levine,music director of the Met.Opera for 40 years,to step down.

Ill health forces James Levine,music director of the Met.Opera for 40 years,to step down.