Designing and performing the final program of a longtime music director can be a tricky affair. Often there are words — too many words — that the organization wants to — or feels obliged to — say about the outgoing leader. The musicians have to combat emotions as well as the normal jitters. Tears often flow, both onstage and in the audience.
Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday. He was 92. Hiller served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1993-97.