Virginia’s Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has announced that Tim Owens, a violinist in the orchestra for more than 34 years, died on July 7 at age 55 after a short illness. As a part-time professional violinist, he performed at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, and several embassies. Owens was also president and owner of Cronin Communications, a telecom consulting firm, and previously served as executive director of the Foundation for Rural Service, the philanthropic arm of the Rural Broadband Association in Washington, D.C. In July, the Fairfax Symphony dedicated a virtual performance in Owens’s honor featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with guest violinist Inmo Yang. Online tributes to Owens are posted here.