Dearest friends. It is with indescribable sadness that we have to inform you that our baritone player and beloved friend, Kenneth David Coon, has passed away yesterday at 15:52. Ken had been battling cancer over the last months, and yesterday sadly lost his struggle. It was his wish to keep his illness private. He was 52 years old. Kenneth had a unique musical gift of immeasurable proportions, and he will be missed dearly on and off the concert stage. We will work very hard to uphold the ideals that he contributed to the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet for well over two decades, and to continue to treat the music with the same undying care and enthusiasm set by his example. May he rest in peace. With our deepest sympathies, your Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Christine Rall, Elliot Riley, and Andreas van Zoelen Er war ein toller Mensch und Lehrer, den ich sehr vermissen werde.