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Glenn Dicterow and Alan Gilbert

At the end of this season the New York Philharmonic will say farewell to Glenn Dicterow, who will have been Concertmaster of the Orchestra for 34 years. To honor this extraordinary legacy we are creating The Glenn Dicterow Fund to celebrate and recognize his contributions to the New York Philharmonic.

Glenn Dicterow has brought to this Orchestra a profound musicianship, an inspiring and effective leadership, a warmth and beauty of sound and integrity and rigor. As section leader, chamber musician, and soloist he has brought his deep knowledge of the repertoire and set a standard of musical excellence not only among the extraordinary musicians of this orchestra but throughout the symphonic world. He has been an iconic presence on our stage and a unique partner to Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, and Zubin Mehta.

In this year of celebrating Glenn Dicterow, contributions at various levels will be recognized as follows (each level includes the benefits offered in the categories above it):

Listing of your name in an issue of Playbill as a contributor to The Glenn Dicterow Fund.

Inclusion of your name in a commemorative book to be presented to Glenn Dicterow, with a copy to be placed in the New York Philharmonic Archives.

A signed copy of a commemorative CD of Glenn Dicterow’s most memorable performances with the New York Philharmonic.

Tickets for two to attend one of the concerts of the New York Philharmonic featuring Glenn Dicterow.

An invitation for two to a special post-concert reception with a champagne toast to Glenn Dicterow.

Meet Glenn Dicterow over coffee in the Executive Offices of the Philharmonic with Executive Director Matthew VanBesien and a select group of supporters for an opportunity to hear about life in the Orchestra.

Premier seating for two in the Management Box with Executive Director Matthew VanBesien at one of Glenn Dicterow’s final performances with the Philharmonic, plus a signed program for that evening and a chance to greet the Concertmaster at a private reception at Avery Fisher Hall.

An exclusive dinner with Glenn Dicterow.

Please be as generous as you can in honoring Glenn Dicterow by supporting the fund, which will help underwrite the classical repertoire of the 2013–14 season, and with a special focus on the four subscription weeks in which he performs some of his favorite concertmaster solos by Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

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