The family of Dale Clevenger have issued this notice:. Michael Dale Clevenger, renowned french horn player, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 5th from complications of Waldenstrom’s disease. His life’s great work was playing principal horn with the Chicago Symphony from 1966-2013 where he performed with risk, precision, expression, sensitivity, and a contagious enthusiasm – all of which moved his listeners and students to think of music as a living, breathing, and richly human activity. He is survived by his wife, Giovanna, his four children, Michael, Ami, Mac, and Jesse, and his two granddaughters, Cameron and Leia. His late wife and stand partner of 25 years, Alice, passed away in 2011. To those who wish to express sympathy, please consider directing donations to the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by calling 312-294-3100 or visiting https://cso.org/support/contact-development/. Dale will be honored at Christ Church in Winnetka, IL sometime in the late spring.