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Timothy Baker (1925 – 2013)

Tim Baker
Slideshow from reception

The Department’s co-founders and longest-serving faculty member, Timothy Danforth Baker, MD, MPH, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013. He was 88. Never one for having others praise him in public, Baker arranged for a concert to be held in his name instead of a formal memorial service: He thought sharing his love of music a better send off. Baker’s family, with help from the Bloomberg School, arranged for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians to perform selections from three of his favorite string quartets. In keeping with the spirit of his wishes, only a few guests briefly addressed the audience during a short intermission. 

You can watch the concert above. You can also view a slide show of photos from throughout Baker’s life, which was displayed at the reception following the concert. You can read his obituary in the Lancet here and on the Bloomberg School's website here. Below you'll find the concert program.

Memorial gifts can be sent to the "Timothy Baker Scholarship in International Health" at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, E2132, Baltimore, MD 21205. Or call (410) 955-5194. To donate online, please be sure to check the box "other designation" and enter "Timothy Baker Scholarship in International Health."

February 3, 2014
Sommer Hall
5 PM

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Musicians
Madeline Adkins
First Violin, Associate Concertmaster
Karin Brown
Viola, Assistant Principal
Angela Lee
Second Violin, Assistant Principal
Pei Lu Skoraczewski

David Peters, MD, MPH, DrPH
Edgar Berman Professor and Chair, International Health

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No.13, D.804
Second Movement: Andante

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127 in E-flat major
First Movement: Maestoso - Allegro

Tim Baker, Jr.

William Reinke, PhD
Professor, International Health
(read by Professor Alan Sorkin)

Peter Winch, MD, MPH
Professor, International Health

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No.14, K.387 in G Major

I. Allegro vivace assai
II. Menuetto
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Molto allegro

Closing Remarks

A reception will follow in Feinstone Hall.