Historical records matching William David Kushner
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.