Oboe Player Dies in Fall at Concert Hall Before Performance

A Miami symphony oboe player died after she fell down a flight of stairs minutes before the season-opening concert performance, the band said.

Greater Miami Symphonic Band member Janice Thomson, 62, hit her head Sunday when she fell on the tile floor of the lobby of the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall in Coral Gables, according to the symphony’s Facebook page.

One concertgoer said she was in the lobby buying a ticket when she heard a “bone-crunching splat,” the Miami Herald reported. “We turned around and everyone was screaming and she was on the floor bleeding,” Grace Harrington told the newspaper.

Thompson was rushed to Jackson South Medical Center with internal bleeding where she dies Monday from her injuries. The Greater Miami Symphonic Band said Monday that it will dedicate their December 10 concert to Thomson.

Source: Oboe player, beloved band member dies after falling down flight of stairs at Gusman Hall – The Miami Hurricane

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