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Orchestra conductor , violinist

John Weicher, American violinist, orchestra conductor. member Civic Orch.

Background

Weicher, John was born on March 29, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Marie (Fuchs) Weicher.

Education

Student Prague Conservatory, 1912-1916, American Conservatory, 1918-1921.

Career

1 son, John Charles; married second, Geraldine Caroline Vito, 1947. Children—Joseph John, Richard Edward. Charter member Civic Orchestra, 1919.

With Cleveland Symphony, 1921-1923. With Chicago Symphony, 1923-1928, 29-69, assistant concertmaster, 1929-1936, concertmaster, 1936-1958, conductor Civic Orchestra, 1957-1967, personnel manager, 1961-1968, principal 2d violin section, 1963-1969. Concertmaster Seattle Symphony, 1928-1929.

Home: Chicago Illinois.

Membership

Member Civic Orch.

Connections

Married Ruth Agnes Watts, 1936.; married second, Geraldine Caroline Vito, 1947. Children: Joseph John, Richard Edward.

father:
John Weicher

mother:
Marie (Fuchs) Weicher

spouses:
Geraldine Caroline Vito

Ruth Agnes Watts

children:
Richard Edward Weicher

Joseph John Weicher