It is with sadness that ATPAM announces the death on April 15, of Gold Card Manager Stewart J. Warkow at the Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. Brother Warkow was 81-years-old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1968.
In 1961, Stewart received the first Avalon Foundation Grant to pursue in-service training in orchestra management through the American Symphony Orchestra League, working with both the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
He was an aide to Leopold Stokowski, assisting him in recording and opera productions as the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. With Stokowski, he helped form the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962, serving as its general manager until 1968.
In 1968, he joined Carnegie Hall as House Manager. He eventually became the Hall’s Executive Director.
Among the conductors and musicians he represented were: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Hugh Wolff, Zdenek Macal, Gary Bertini, Bobby McFerrin and Andres Segovia.
He will be missed.