Lorin Levee

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Lorin Levee (8 July 1950 – 22 February 2012) was an American clarinetist.

Levee studied clarinet at De Paul University.[1] He played clarinet in the Grant Park Symphony, the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the American Ballet Theater Orchestra.[1] He was on the faculty of De Paul University for 3 years.[1]

He was also principal clarinetist for the Colorado Music Festival and the Teton Festival.[1] He joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1976 on bass clarinet, becoming principal clarinetist in 1981.[1] He remained in that position until his death, playing his last concert in January 2012. Levee was a Yamaha Performing Artist.[2] He died in 2012 of a blood disorder.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lorin Levee". Los Angeles Philharmonic. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Clarinet". Yamaha. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Lorin Levee dies at 61; principal clarinetist with the L.A. Philharmonic". Los Angeles Times. 26 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Obituary at BroadwayWorld (24 February 2012)