- George Gelles
(b Boston, MA, June 18, 1921; d Whelan, MA, Dec 9, 2006). American oboist, brother of harold Gomberg . At the age of 14 he entered the Curtis Institute and studied with Tabuteau , as had his brother. Three years later Stokowski appointed him principal oboist in the All-American Youth Orchestra. After four years of military service he became solo oboist with the Baltimore SO and concurrently head of the oboe department at the Peabody Conservatory. After playing in the New York City Center SO at the invitation of Bernstein, in ...