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A Concertmaster Says Farewell To New York

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's concertmaster Glenn Dicterow will be leaving New York after 34 years at his post. The New York Philharmonic's concertmaster Glenn Dicterow will be leaving New York after 34 years at his post. (Chris Lee)

After 34 years at the New York Philharmonic, concertmaster Glenn Dicterow will play his final concert on June 28. Dicterow has had the longest tenure of any Phil concertmaster, and he's done everything from traveling with the orchestra to North Korea in 2008 to taking over when a conductor gets lost.

"You have to do it from the chair and kind of conduct with the scroll of the violin," Dicterow says.

After leaving the New York Philharmonic, Dicterow plans to move to his home state of California to teach at USC's Thornton School of Music. In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Dicterow talks about those future plans and reflects on his many years leading the venerated orchestra.

Guests:

Glenn Dicterow

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Jeffrey Biegel from New York

Endearing interview with a warm, witty, and brilliant musician. Good luck, Glenn, as you leave one room and enter many more! On behalf of cellist Robert DeMaine, we anxiously await our debut as the Dicterow-DeMaine-Biegel trio in January in Fort Worth! Now that you retire from the New York Philharmonic, as most retirees admit, you will most probably be busier than ever before!

Jun. 10 2014 10:40 AM

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