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A memorial celebration of Elsa Hilger's life will be held at Wake Robin Retirement Community in Shelburne, VT on Saturday, May 28th.
A memorial celebration of Elsa Hilger's life will be held at Wake Robin Retirement Community in Shelburne, VT on Saturday, May 28th.

Obit: Cellist Elsa Hilger

Renowned cellist Elsa Hilger died Tuesday in Shelburne, Vermont. She was 101 years old. Hilger was the first woman, other than a harpist, to play in a major orchestra. She joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1934. Hilger received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence University in 1997, and for many years celebrated her birthday with recitals in Canton. Todd Moe spoke with Elsa Hilger on her 97th birthday.  Go to full article

Elsa Hilger at 97

The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and celebrated her 97th birthday at St. Lawrence University on Sunday.  Go to full article

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