For 7 different opera seasons I worked at DMMO as a coach/accompanist. My first season, just before the “Night of a Thousand Stars,” when I realized that Dr. Larsen would accompany everybody, I turned and asked Buck Ross if he really was going to play all those pieces. Buck answered “Oh, he doesn’t have any trouble -“ He was right. Dr. Larsen played beautifully. In fact during subsequent seasons I discovered, the guy could play anything and everything - plus he was a reasonable, good natured person. I admired him and was glad to work for him. I mourn his passing.
– John McCauley