Memorial held for Charleston symphony musical director

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A memorial service was held Saturday for David Stahl, who for more than a quarter-century led the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

The service was held Saturday at Charleston's historic Dock Street Theatre for Stahl, who died Oct. 24 of lymphoma. The service drew hundreds.

Stahl is credited with building the symphony from a community orchestra to one that received praise from musicians worldwide.

Earlier this year, the symphony announced it was shutting down because of expenses and a drop in donations because of the troubled economy.

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