Virginia Symphony cellist to retire

Posted on: March 31, 2010

In Tuesday’s (3/30) Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia), David Nicholson writes, “Janet Kriner, a cellist with the Virginia Symphony for 45 consecutive years, will retire as one of the orchestra’s core players at the end of the 2009-2010 season. Prior to joining the Virginia Symphony as principal cellist in 1965, Kriner was principal cellist with the Peninsula Orchestra under Cary McMurran. She’s a graduate of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and was a long-time member of the Feldman String Quartet based in South Hampton Roads until the group disbanded in 1985. She now plays with the Four Seasons String Quartet. … ‘Janet is a community treasure,’ says JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony’s music director. ‘I have been truly honored to work with her and to call her my friend.’ … The symphony will close its 2009-2010 season with the Tchaikovsky Finale concert on April 17 and the Peanut Butter & Jam family concert on April 18, both in Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall.”

Posted March 31, 2010