Date: Aug 18, 2022ASO Music Director/Conductor Diane Wittry said, “We are honored at the Allentown Symphony to have had such a long association with Ron both as Principal Tuba and as Associate/Pops Conductor. He will leave behind a remarkable legacy at the Allentown Symphony which we will recognize and pay tribute to over the next two years.” He became the Orchestra’s Associate Conductor in 1983. Demkee’s tenure with the Allentown Symphony dates back to the 1979-1980 season when he became Principal Tuba and first performed in that role in January 1980. He will retire at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 season, which will be his 45th season as a member of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.
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