Foa, Arrigo

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Plot Location 2B25
Surname Foa
Given Name(s) Arrigo
Place of Birth Vercelli, Italy
Date of Birth (Eng) 1900
Date of Birth (Heb)
Date of Death (Eng) May 23, 1981
Date of Death (Heb) 19 Iyar 5741
Age at Death 81
Hebrew Name אריה
Spouse’s Name Tina Foa (2B24)
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Sex M
Marital Status W
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Other Family Data The Foas had no children.
Inscription (Eng) IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF ARRIGO FOA DIED 23RD MAY 1981 AGE 81
Inscription (Heb) פה מצה מנוח ה״מ אריה פואה נלב״ע יום י״ט אייר התשמ״ה והיו ימיו פ״א שנה ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
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Historical He arrived in Shanghai in 1921. He was the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra for many years and, in 1937, he officially became the orchestra’s conductor, which lasted until 1952. From 1953 to 1969, he led the Sino-British Orchestra. In 1957, it was renamed the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Foas were married at Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai in 1924.

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