David A. Conner, a music director, composer, arranger, vocal coach, and musician for the children’s television shows “The Electric Company” and “Sesame Street,” died from a rare form of lung cancer on December 26, 2015. He was 79 years old and lived in New City, NY. He was the father of Ridgefield resident, Christine Thorn.
Mr. Conner began working for Children’s Television Workshop in 1972, and was honored to be a part of the creative team for over 38 years. A six-time Emmy Award winner, he conducted numerous concerts with Big Bird for major symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.