After the passing of Barbara Fite, her son James “Tad” Richards and his wife Pat take leadership at Opus 40, Incorporated. They serve in this capacity for more than three decades, stewarding the organization through many changes, while also annotating and preserving the legacy of Harvey Fite.
Tad Richards’ artistic contributions to Opus 40 include remarkable jazz concerts with Sonny Rollins, community music jams, Labor Day concerts with the Orleans, and much more. He has also written extensively about the history of Opus 40 and Harvey Fite.
Pat Richards managed the day-to-day operation and upkeep of Opus 40 during those years.