All life long, Isidor Saslav loved to lead orchestras.
Born in Jerusalem, he was accepted into the Detroit Symphony at 17 years old and never looked back. He went on to become concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, the Dallas Opera, Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater) Opera, the Baltimore Opera and Indiana University Opera. Until quite recently, he was concertmaster in Texas of the Longview Symphony Orchestra under conductor Tonu Kalam and of the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra.
Saslav, who was a noted authority on Haydn, died on January 26, aged 74.