St. Louis Symphony Pops conductor passes at age 93

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has some sad news to pass along. Long time pops conductor Richard Hayman has died after a long illness at age 93.

Hayden became the St. Louis Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor in 1976. According to a release from the Symphony, “He led both the Pops at Powell and Queeny concerts. He held similar posts with the Detroit and Hartford Symphony Orchestras, the Calgary Philharmonic, and Orchestra London Canada and guest-conducted Pops concerts across the country.”

Funeral arrangements for Richard Hayman are not yet complete.