I met Richard in his role as a board member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra while I was serving as one of the ensemble's Artistic Directors. We hit it off immediately, especially once we realized that we liked the same restaurants in Watertown, MA. We did a lot of work together in our respective roles with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and would make a point of getting together occasionally at the aforementioned restaurants in Watertown. I was always so intrigued by his larger-than-life personality and I still cannot believe that this wonderful man is no more. He will always be with me as somebody that really left a lasting impression on me.