( b. Mar 27, 1920 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - d. Feb 05, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Richard Hayman began his career as a harmonica player and went on to become the conductor of pops concerts in St. Louis and the arranger of pops concerts in Boston.
Mr. Hayman was born in Cambridge, Mass. After graduating from high school, he joined the popular multi-harmonica ensemble Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica Rascals.
He later moved to Hollywood and worked as an orchestrator for MGM on "Girl Crazy" and other movie musicals. In the 1950s he was in charge of artists and repertoire for Mercury Records and made several instrumental records as a leader.
Mr. Hayman was the St. Louis Symphony's pops conductor from 1976 until the pops concerts were discontinued in 2002. He was also the chief arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra for more than 50 years, under both Arthur Fiedler and John Williams, and conducted pops concerts in Detroit, Hartford and other cities in the United States and Canada.
He was an associate conductor for the original production of Shenandoah on Broadway.
Source: The New York Times obituary