James Arkatov, who founded Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1968, immeasurably enriching both the classical music world and the city’s cultural life, has died. The distinguished cellist, businessman and photographer was 98. A former principal cellist with the Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco symphonies, Arkatov served as LACO’s first principal cello and performed as a soloist during LACO’s inaugural season.
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FOUNDER JAMES ARKATOV DIES AT AGE 98