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Beth Birnbaum passes away at 84

By scarney
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 5:57 pm in Orinda.

Elizabeth Birnbaum has died from ovarian cancer at the age of 84. She died on April 6 in her Orinda home.

Birnbaum was the principal violinist for the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra for over a decade, starting in 1997.

She dedicated her life to her art, playing violin in orchestras around the country. She also spent a large portion of her life teaching music at several locations including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Birnbaum and her husband, Jesse, moved to the Orinda Woods community in 1997. The couple has been married for 59 years.

To read the full Contra Costa Times obituary, it is posted online.

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