Peter Clemons Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we must share the news of the passing of our beloved bassoonist, Peter Clemons, who left us on the morning of September 18, 2023. Peter was not just a member of our orchestra; he was an integral part of our musical family. This poignant photo captures Peter and his late wife, Jeannette, who departed in 2020. Together, they formed the soul of our orchestra, creating a harmony that resonated not only in their music but also in their enduring love.
Peter was a true luminary in the world of music. His dedication to the LPO and his other cherished ensembles was unwavering, inspiring all who had the privilege of playing alongside him. Beyond his musical prowess, Peter had a unique and multifaceted personality. His fascination with dinosaurs added an extraordinary layer to his character, sparking curiosity and conversation among us all. And who could forget his vast collection of comic books, a testament to his youthful spirit?
Today, we mourn the loss of a remarkable musician, a devoted husband, and a cherished friend. While our hearts ache with grief, we take solace in knowing that Peter has been reunited with his beloved Jeannette in the celestial orchestra of eternity. Our deepest condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends, who are also in our thoughts during this difficult time. Peter Clemons’ memory will forever resonate through the music he played and the love he shared with us all.