Charles Wetherbee Obituary, Death – Charles (Chas) Wetherbee, the concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic, first violinist of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, and faculty member of the CU College of Music, passed away this morning. My deepest condolences go out to all who knew him and may not have been aware of the tragedy. On the GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the maintenance of his family, his wife Kari wrote the following message and posted it: “I write this through tears, but wrapped in all the love we have been feeling over the last several weeks and months…” Last night, with a large group of his loved ones surrounding him, Chas wrote his farewell note. I now realize that his life’s work was a symphony, of the most grand and sweeping and lyrical beauty, and that each note of that music was made up of all of the millions of interactions he had with every person—all of you—who entered his life. The testament of which I’ve seen played out in all of the beautiful comments I’ve read in these pages and elsewhere.
I hope that you will continue to share your thoughts and memories of him in the comments section below That is exactly what it means that we are, in the end, parts of one other’s compositions, all connected, all playing notes in each other’s songs… which is something that we can all learn from the way Chas lived his life. “There will be many celebrations of his, some quiet with family, some public with all of you, but rest-assured, music will be involved, as we honor this spectacular soul, my life-long love, and all that he gave to the world,” she said. “There will be many celebrations of his, some quiet with family, some public with all of you, but rest-assured, music will be involved.” Chas made a significant contribution to the development of the classical music scene in Boulder through his work with the Boulder Philharmonic, the Carpe Diem Quartet, and as a solo performer. It is impossible to put into words how much of an impact he will have.
A GoFundMe account was created to help the family, Click HERE to donate and share