Philadelphia Orchestra Clarinetist's Widow Arrested
Heart-breaking family news about Anthony Gigliotti, the longtime Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinetist who died in 2001. Gigliotti, who was with the orchestra 47 years, married a woman named Tai-Ling late in life. A few in the orchestra's orbit might remember her as a controlling presence. What's happened since Gigliotti's death is extremely disturbing. From the St. Petersburg Times: "Tai-Ling Gigliotti, 50, was arrested, as was her live-in boyfriend, Anton Angelo, 45. They were charged with aggravated child abuse and false imprisonment for their alleged roles in the merciless beatings and captivity of her adopted son." The son, 16, "was stripped naked and battered with a 3-foot piece of wood and a metal-tipped water hose," according to authorities. It's not clear whether the son, adopted by Tai-Ling Gigliotti, was also adopted by Anthony Gigliotti, though he reportedly adored the boy. The Gigliottis met when she came to study with him.