The music director and conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for 25 years has died.
James McAlister III of James A. McAlister Funeral Home says David Stahl was 60-years-old when he died Sunday. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Stahl had been fighting lymphoma for the two months.
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 economy.
Stahl announced a year ago he would be stepping down and would serve as laureate conductor for three years while his replacement was found.