Harold Geller

Harold Geller (1916-2005) was an Australian-born American conductor and composer.

Harold Geller
Born
Harold Isaac Geller

February 23, 1916
DiedFebruary 27, 2005
Resting placeKing David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
OccupationConductor, composer
Spouse(s)Ruth Geller
ChildrenLaurence Geller and 1 daughter

Early lifeEdit

Harold Geller was born on February 23, 1916 in Sydney, Australia.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Geller was a conductor for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.[3] He subsequently composed music for films like Trio, Jungle Street, Fury at Smugglers' Bay and The Mistress. He also composed music for Velvet, a Spanish television series, in 2014-2015. Harold Geller spent most of his career in Great Britain, giving hundreds of broadcasts for the BBC with his fourteen piece orchestra in programmes such as 'Music While You Work' and 'Morning Music'. He composed many light orchestral pieces as well as a concerto for mandolin and orchestra featuring Hugo D'Alton (one of Britain's top mandolin players). He recorded an album conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra entitled "Play For You" for Pye Records. During the 1970s, he worked for Chappell Music Publishers in London as a promotion man for their music and song catalogue.

Personal lifeEdit

With his wife Ruth, Geller has a son, Laurence Geller, who is a real estate investor, author and philanthropist,[3] and a daughter, Roslynn Marre.[1][2] They resided in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1][2] Geller became a Freemason.[1][2]

DeathEdit

Geller died on February 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituaries for March 1, 2005". The Las Vegas Sun. 1 March 2005. Retrieved 11 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Harold Geller". Las Vegas Review-Journal. February 2005. Retrieved 11 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Bergen, Kathy (22 October 2012). "Blood, sweat and tears keep Geller at the top". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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