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Touching Tributes to Outgoing Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow

Posted June 06, 2014

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Last night at the New York Philharmonic was an emotional one as we saluted the legends retiring from the Orchestra's ranks — including beloved Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow.

The Philharmonic's longest-serving Concertmaster, Glenn was the subject of some lovely tributes this week: New York magazine's Vulture talked to Glenn about what it means to be a concertmaster, and he chatted about highlights from his 34 years with the Orchestra on WNYC's Soundcheck and with The Strad.

You can listen to Glenn well after his retirement with the newly released New York Philharmonic Presents: The Glenn Dicterow Collection

And while we're at it, let us know if you can decipher the inside jokes in this video tribute from Glenn's Philharmonic colleagues.

Be sure to catch Glenn's final solo turn as Concertmaster June 24–28 in Beethoven's Triple Concerto.

(Photo by Chris Lee: the New York Philharmonic dons "beards" in honor of Glenn Dicterow at the concert June 5, at which Mr. Dicterow and other Philharmonic retirees spoke)