Orchestra to honor Rutgers student Tyler Celementi

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - December 6, 2010

Tyler Clementi was a member of the Bergen Youth Orchestra for six years and was co-concertmaster for the last two years.

Music director Eugene Minor tells The Record newspaper the orchestra will dedicate its opening performance of the season Sunday to Clementi.

Minor also says the orchestra will rename the lead violinist's chair after the 18-year-old.

Minor says Clementi was "one of the finest violinists we had in our program over the past 42 years."

Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, and fellow freshman Molly Wei are charged with invasion of privacy and have withdrawn from Rutgers.

Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge in September.

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