Mischa Semanitzky, Music in the Mountains maestro, dies at 89

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Mischa Semanitzky, Music in the Mountains maestro, dies at 89

Conductor helped create Durango’s annual classical music festival
Mischa Semanitzky, center, was committed to including children and families in Music in the Mountains. Semanitzky, founder of the annual classical music festival in Durango, died Sunday in Phoenix at age 89.
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Memorial service

A memorial service will be held for Mischa Semanitzky at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.
Memorial donations may be made to Music In the Mountains, 1063 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.
Semanitzky is survived by his wife, Jenny St. John of Phoenix; step-daughter, Amanda Burke Summers of Phoenix; step-son, Benjamin Burke of Dallas; and four grandsons.

Mischa Semanitzky, Music in the Mountains maestro, dies at 89

Mischa Semanitzky, center, was committed to including children and families in Music in the Mountains. Semanitzky, founder of the annual classical music festival in Durango, died Sunday in Phoenix at age 89.
Semanitzky
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