Dr. Earl James “Jim” Fahringer, Claremont Symphony Orchestra music director emeritus, died on December 7, 2013. He was 78.
Dr. Fahringer dedicated his musical life to the CSO. During the past 53 years, he served as violinist, violist, percussionist, assistant conductor and for 32 years, as music director. He was also co-conductor of the Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years.