In Memory

Charles Ellis

From The Baltimore Sun:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On Friday, January 1, 2016, after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Anna Andersen Ellis, devoted brother of Patricia Kirkbride, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Served in the US Army Field Band. Music Director of the Prince George's Philharmonic since 2001. Interment will be private. Memorial service to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Educational Outreach Program of the Prince George's Philharmonic, PO Box 1111, Riverdale, MD, 20738, or

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In addition, Jim Kennedy furnished the following professional history:

Charles Ellis was appointed Music Director of the Prince George's Philharmonic in 2001, after having served as the orchestra's Resident Conductor since 1993. His professional credits include seven seasons as Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Music Directorship of the Levine Chamber Orchestra of Washington DC, as well as guest conducting engagements with the Baltimore Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Florida Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, East Texas Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony, Gainesville Chamber, and Millbrook Orchestra. He has conducted staged productions with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Summer Opera Theatre, the Goldovsky Opera, and Prince George's Civic Opera. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Japan, and China both as a member of the United States Army Field Band and as conductor of the Mantovani Orchestra. A graduate of Indiana University, New England Conservatory, and Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Ellis held a Johns Hopkins University Teaching Fellowship while at Peabody. He made his home in Baltimore.

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01/07/16 06:30 AM #1    

William Eaton

Same Homeroom 7th through12th.  The best Harry Macaphee in Bye Bye Birdie, a great and smart talent.  Sorry to hear of his death.  Bill Eaton

01/07/16 09:50 AM #2    

David Flint

It was obvious early on that Charles would have a career in music.  Encouraged by Mr. Harris, Mr. Norcott and others, he pursued his dream and had a long and succcessful career, enriching the lives of many as he shared his talent.  He will be missed.

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