In Memory of David Tasgal

Windham Orchestra thanks Northampton, Brattleboro, our audiences, and everyone who helped put Tosca together! Bravo to the fabulous singers!

We are stunned and saddened by the news that our friend and colleague David Tasgal was struck by a pick-up truck while bicycling near his home in Greenfield on Monday, October 12 and died later that evening.

David played both clarinet and cello with the Windham Orchestra. He was a multi-talented, fine musician playing violin, clarinet, keyboard and cello, a Klezmer band member, a Suzuki violin teacher, and a composer of imaginative method books for beginning string players among many other accomplishments.

The suddenness of David's death is a shock to us all. David was a beautiful, committed musician who gave his love and creativity wherever he looked. We will think of him and what he has given every time we assemble as an orchestra.

We send our deepest condolences to his wife and family.

"Vermont is home to several fine community orchestras and on Friday, in a concert at Vermont Academy, the Brattleboro Music Center's Windham Orchestra proved to be one of, if not the best..." ~ Jim Lowe, The Times Argus and Rutland Herald.