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Marylou Speaker Churchill, 64, a key violinist, presence with BSO

Marylou Speaker Churchill, with her husband, Mark, and their twin daughters, Julia and Emma. Mrs. Churchill was a principal violinist with the BSO and a frequent performer at Tanglewood Music Center. Marylou Speaker Churchill, with her husband, Mark, and their twin daughters, Julia and Emma. Mrs. Churchill was a principal violinist with the BSO and a frequent performer at Tanglewood Music Center. (Globe/File 2000)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / November 12, 2009

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The violinist Marylou Speaker Churchill, a deeply admired performer and teacher who, in 23 years as a principal player in the Boston Symphony Orchestra came to be seen as a beacon of engaged and empathic musicianship, died late Tuesday at her home in Newton. The cause was cancer, according to her husband, the cellist, conductor, and music educator Mark Churchill. ... (Full article: 920 words)

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