Youth Orchestra to Honor Rutgers Student Whose Death Ignited Anti-Bullying Fight

Tyler Clementi committed suicide after authorities said his sexual encounter with another man was streamed online

Monday, Dec 6, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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Youth Orchestra to Honor Rutgers Student Whose Death Ignited Anti-Bullying Fight

Tyler Clementi

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An orchestra will honor the Rutgers University student who killed himself after authorities said his roommate used a webcam to spy on his tryst with a man.      

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Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, and fellow freshman Molly Wei are charged with invasion of privacy and have withdrawn from Rutgers.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