Wrapping it up as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic

Posted on: June 24, 2014

“When the violinist Glenn Dicterow plays his last concert with the New York Philharmonic on June 28, it will be his 6,033rd while serving as concertmaster of the orchestra, and the final farewell in a season full of goodbyes,” writes Corinne Ramey in Friday’s (6/20 Wall Street Journal. “ ‘It’s an emotional time, ’ he said.… Mr. Dicterow, 65 years old, is retiring after 34 years as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, the longest tenure of any concertmaster in the orchestra’s 172-year history. His final concerts, in which he solos in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, along with the pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Carter Brey, run Tuesday through Saturday.… Shortly after his final concert, he moves to Los Angeles, where he will teach at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara during the summer, and at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in the fall. (His wife, the violist Karen Dreyfus, has also joined the school’s faculty.) … Mr. Dicterow was born in Los Angeles, where his father spent 52 years as principal second violin of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.… His replacement (the search ‘is still under way,’ the philharmonic said) will have big shoes to fill.”

Posted June 24, 2014