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Bloom, Michael (1926/7-9th April 2010)

Violist and founding member of the Long Island Philharmonic who appeared on Frank Sinatra’s 1979 boxed set, Trilogy.  Other ensembles he performed with are as the Principal Viola in the Kansas City Philharmonic and the Stadt Orchestra of Lucerne, Switzerland.  He was a violist with many other orchestras and ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Grand Opera of New York, the Denver Symphony, Washington DC Symphony, the Leonia Chamber Musicians, the Knickerbocker Chamber Players and Queens Symphony.

Michael was also active in The New York Viola Society as a performer during their 2002-2003 season, was on the faculties of several schools and offered private instruction to players of all skill levels.

He passed away in Leonia, New Jersey, when he was 84 years old.

Frank Sinatra recordings
That’s What God Looks Like To Me (
Stan Irvin/Lan O’Kun)
Reprise RPS 49233 (XNY2101S) (US 45)

Theme from “New York, New York” (
Fred Ebb/John Kander)
Reprise RPS49233 (XNY 2103 S) (US 45)Michael Bloom

Here is the “Theme from New York, New York” which Michael played viola on…