Sunday, November 17, 2013

Allan Blank (1926-2013)

Allan Blank, the Richmond-based composer and retired music professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died at 87.

After his retirement from VCU, Blank continued to compose prolifically. Many of his chamber and vocal works were given first or early performances here, most recently a Piano Quartet introduced in August by the Richmond Chamber Players.

An obituary by Ellen Robertson for the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

ADDENDUM: A memorial service for Allan Blank will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at Woody Funeral Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Road.