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GEORGE PRICE began his career with Stan Kenton, but he made the transition to the horn section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic a mere six months later. That was in 1952, after he had attended the L.A. Conservatory and played in many of the local community orchestras. He studied with the respected horn player and teacher Vincent De Rosa. In addition to his Philharmonic duties, Price’s other musical experiences have ranged from performing and recording with Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa to musical theater and the Bolshoi Ballet, from Motown Records to the Columbia Symphony under Bruno Walter and Igor Stravinsky.

Price considers himself fortunate to have worked with such musicians as Stokowski, Ormandy, Reiner, Szell, Van Beinum, Karajan, and Barbirolli, and to have had the chance to travel around the world with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His large family now includes three sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and his wife Helen, "who made it all possible."