Celebrating America is a year-long event that shouldn’t end on July 5th. The Spirit of America lives daily within the hearts of millions of Americans, thanks to people like OC McDaniel and organizations such as the Boston Pops who find a way to keep us connected us to our nation’s heritage.
On Saturday, July 3rd, The Boston Pops organization paid tribute to Nona Gainsforth, The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra’s 30-year veteran French Horn player. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2005, Nona passed away on June 11th. In her three decades with the Boston Pops, Nona’s extended family reached far and wide, having worked with musicians from across the globe. Colleague and friend Gary Ofenloch said, “Nona was loved by everyone. She was a great player, and a great mother, and she is deeply missed by all.”
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