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Robert Joseph Scott, who led Bellevue and Sammamish orchestras, dies at age 71

R Joseph Scott, founder of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts during a performance aboard the superferry Hyak.

His hard work built the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra into “a high-level community arts jewel,” according to one of his violinists.  VIEW

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