ST. LOUIS — Richard Hayman, longtime pops conductor for the St. Louis Symphony and other symphonies around North America, has died. He was 93.
The St. Louis Symphony said Mr. Hayman died Wednesday. He had been recently placed in hospice care in New York, but a cause of death was not released. Mr. Hayman’s daughter, Olivia Hayman, also confirmed his death.
Mr. Hayman became the symphony’s principal pops conductor in 1976. He held similar posts in Detroit; Hartford, Conn.; Calgary, Alberta; and London, Ontario.
Mr. Hayman was chief arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra for more than 30 years, under both Arthur Fiedler and John Williams.
He also worked in Hollywood, orchestrating and arranging for such films such as “Girl Crazy” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
Mr. Hayman worked with such performers as Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Olivia Newton-John.