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William David Kushner

Birthplace: Lake Charles, LA, USA
Death: Died in Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
Place of Burial: Lake Charles, La.
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Kushner and Lilly Kushner
Husband of <private> Kushner (Ford) and Sylvia Kushner(Deutscher)
Father of <private> Moise (Kushner); <private> Ford; Tony Kushner; <private> Kushner and <private> Harris (Kushner)
Brother of Donn Jean Kushner, Prof.

Occupation: Clarineist, Julliard School of Music
Managed by: Elyse Vahjen (Deutscher)
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About William David Kushner


Mr. Kushner was a Clarinetist with the Houston and New Orleans Symphonies, the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras in New York. In 1958 he was with the Lake Charles Civic Symphony. In 1967 he became the conductor of the Rapides Symphony in Alexandria, Louisiana, which he led from 1968 until his retirement in 2002. From 1978 to 2008 he became conductor of the Lake Charles Symphony. Mr. Kushner taught music at McNeese State University for 17 years. He was a lifelong member of Temple Sinai in Lake Charles. During WW11, he served in the Army as a member of the Second Coast Artillery Band. In 1946 he married Sylvia Deutscher, who died in 1990. She was Principal Bassoonist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in NYC.

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William David Kushner's Timeline

March 14, 1924
Lake Charles, LA, USA
July 16, 1956
Age 32
New York, NY, USA
Age 70
Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
March 11, 2012
Age 87
Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
March 14, 2012
Age 87
Lake Charles, La.