Looking Back: A classic conductor, 1969

Maestro Sandor Salgo working with the Bach Festival orchestra in 1969. Salgo was asked to conduct the Israeli symphony but politely declined saying, "I came here to be an American." From 1949-1973 Sandor Salgo taught and conducted the music and opera programs at Stanford University. Sandor and Priscilla Salgo began directing the Carmel Bach festival in 1956. When he was in his 90s, Salgo wrote the book "Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist" about the musical life of Thomas Jefferson. (Monterey County Herald archives)
Maestro Sandor Salgo working with the Bach Festival orchestra in 1969. Salgo was asked to conduct the Israeli symphony but politely declined saying, “I came here to be an American.” From 1949-1973 Sandor Salgo taught and conducted the music and opera programs at Stanford University. Sandor and Priscilla Salgo began directing the Carmel Bach festival in 1956. When he was in his 90s, Salgo wrote the book “Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist” about the musical life of Thomas Jefferson. (Monterey County Herald archives)

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