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WINTHROP, Wash. A man killed in a collision on Highway 20 near Winthrop has been identified as Seattle musical director and conductor George Shangrow.
The Wenatchee World reports he was on his way Saturday to deliver a lecture at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival when his car collided with a car driven by a 16-year-old. The teen suffered a broken collarbone and ankle in the accident.
The 59-year-old Shangrow was founder of the Seattle Chamber Singers and Orchestra Seattle. He appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras and hosted the “Live, by George” Seattle radio show that featured live classical performances.
What wasn’t said: He’s leaving one of the top positions of its kind (Chicago’s previous chorus master is now at the Metropolitan Opera) – with uncertain financial prospects.