Born: 1946 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 49 years of age.
1960 - He began conducting opera as a student at the University of California, Berkeley.
1966 - He was appointed assistant conductor of the San Francisco Opera by Kurt Herbert Adler.
1967 - He held the same position at the San Diego Opera.
1972-1975 - Positions held by Keene during his career were music director of the American Spoleto Festival and Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
1979 - The founder and director of the Long Island Philharmonic and music director of Eliot Feld's American Ballet Company.
1982 - Keene was a frequent conductor at the New York City Opera during the regimes of Julius Rudel and Beverly Sills, and he joined the permanent staff as music director.
1989 - He assumed the post of general director of the New York City Opera.
1995 - Died on October.
1996 - Keene's library was donated to Indiana University by his widow Sara Keene.
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