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Frank Miller Cellist
Frank Miller (1912 - Chicago, January 6, 1986) was a principal cellist and music director whose professional career spanned over a half century. Miller studied at Curtis Institute of Music, under Felix Salmond and at age 18, joined the Philadelphia Orchestra. His longest stints were principal cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. A 1950 segment of Miller playing cello in "The Swan" from Carnival of the Animals with an orchestra on The Voice of Firestone is sometimes shown on Classic Arts Showcase.
- Born March 5, 1912
- At age 18, Miller joins Philadelphia Orchestra, under conductor Leopold Stokowski
- 1935, he joins Minneapolis Symphony as principal cellist under conductor Eugene Ormandy
- 1940-1954 NBC Symphony Orchestra, cello (principal) under conductor Arturo Toscanini
- 1957-1959 Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico, under Pablo Casals
- 1959-1985 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cello (principal)
- 1962-1984 Evanston Symphony Orchestra, music director
- 1964 co-founds Savoyaires with writer, Lilias Circle
- Died January 6, 1986