The bassist was a long-standing member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


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US double bassist Walter Maurice ‘Reese’ Wininsky died on 30 September 2023. He was 73.

Wininsky was born in 1950 and pursued his musical studies from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for over 35 years.

In addition to performing on the double bass with the MSO, Reese enjoyed composing music. He had his own production company, MW Productions, and won an Emmy for the soundtrack for The Making of Milwaukee, a five-hour television documentary on the history of Milwaukee, produced by Milwaukee PBS. He also conducted his original composition Festival 50, commissioned by the MSO to commemorate the orchestra’s 50th anniversary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wininsky’s name may be made to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, or to North Shore Congregational Church

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