In this 2002 photo, James DePreist kicks off his final season with 

In this 2002 photo, James DePreist kicks off his final season with the Oregon Symphony with a concert at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.  DePreist conducted  a 90-minute concert, ending with howitzers and fireworks for  the "1812 Overture."  DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors and a National Medal of Arts winner, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., his manager Jason Bagdade said. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Tom Treick)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT
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In this 2002 photo, James DePreist kicks off his final season with the Oregon Symphony with a concert at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. DePreist conducted a 90-minute concert, ending with howitzers and fireworks for the "1812 Overture." DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors and a National Medal of Arts winner, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., his manager Jason Bagdade said. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Tom Treick) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT
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