Joffrey, Robert. (1930–1988)

Signed Photograph

Striking signed photograph of the important American dancer and choreographer who has inscribed "To George/ an inspired musician/ with all best wishes/ Robert Joffrey."  Surface creasing toward margins of photograph, image largely unaffected, wear to upper left and lower right corner, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

From the collection of George Gaber (1916–2007), noted percussionist who performed with a number of professional ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Baltimore Symphony and worked with Leonard Bernstein, Otto Klemperer, Igor Stravinsky, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and many others over the span of his career.  From 1960 to 1986 taught percussion at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and was also an artist in residence at Carnegie Mellon University, an adjudicator for National Music Arts in Japan and the Canadian Music Competition, and a Hall of Fame recipient in Percussion Arts Society.


Signed Photograph