Glenn Dicterow, performer and master teacher at Texas Music Festival

Posted on: June 9, 2015

“Like a coin, the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival has two sides,” writes Colin Eatock in Friday’s (6/3) Houston Chronicle. Now in its 26th year, the festival this summer includes “30 concerts of orchestral and chamber music presented from Saturday through June 27, mostly at the University of Houston. But the event is also about education.” Glenn Dicterow, who recently stepped down from the New York Philharmonic after more than 30 years as concertmaster, will perform Barber’s Violin Concerto on a program that also includes John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. “The orchestra Dicterow will solo with is mostly made up of the students at the Texas Music Festival—beefed up with members of the event’s teaching faculty…. But no less valuable, in Dicterow’s opinion, is the master class he’ll give for about 20 young string players…. Since retiring from the New York Philharmonic last year, Dicterow has increased his commitment to teaching. He’s now on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and also teaches at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Master classes have long been a staple of his teaching methods.”

Posted June 9, 2015