Members of the Nationwide Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa have reported the dying from most cancers of Donald Renshaw, principal trombone for 36 years.
Montreal born, Don studied at Juilliard and, after a interval freelancing in New York, turned a fixture in Canadian musical life. He was a founding member of NAC Brass.
Right here’s the discover shared among the many orchestra:
“It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that I share the information that Don Renshaw, beloved Principal Trombone of the NAC Orchestra, handed away this night (December 21) on the Queensway Carleton Hospital after a 6-month lengthy battle with most cancers.
Don was a member of the orchestra for 36 years and his positivity and infectious smile will probably be sorely missed by his colleagues on stage in addition to his associates on the Administration. A proud ambassador for the NAC Orchestra and a tireless advocate for music schooling, Don’s legacy will stay on by way of all those that knew him and share his ardour for and perception within the therapeutic energy of music.
Our deepest condolences exit to Don’s spouse Linda, his sons Adam and Aaron, and all his prolonged household at this very troublesome time.”