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NY Phil and Juilliard to Host Farewell Recital in Honor of Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, 1/19

Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. Photo by Chris Lee.

The New York Philharmonic, in collaboration with Juilliard, presents a farewell chamber music recital in honor of Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, longtime Juilliard faculty member who is retiring from Juilliard and the New York Philharmonic at the end of the current season. The concert on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall features Mr. Dicterow with his fellow New York Philharmonic musicians and guests, most of whom also have a strong Juilliard connection, and includes specially selected works by John Corigliano, Korngold, and Dvorak that reflect Mr. Dicterow's career in both New York and Los Angeles.

Mr. Dicterow is joined by pianist Gerald Robbins; Philharmonic Associate Principal, Second Violin Group; Lisa Kim - who studied with Mr. Dicterow at Juilliard; violist Karen Dreyfus; and Philharmonic Associate Principal Cello Eileen Moon. The program features the Violin Sonata of Juilliard faculty member, New York-based composer John Corigliano; excerpts from Hollywood film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing Suite; and the String Quartet No. 12, American, by New York-transplant Antoni?n Dvor?a?k. The Korngold work represents Mr. Dicterow's history in Los Angeles, where he grew up and served as associate concertmaster and concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic before joining the New York Philharmonic, and where he will be headed. In returning to his home state, Mr. Dicterow will teach at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music as holder of the newly established Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music.

"I had my Hollywood exposure as a young man in the 1970s," Glenn Dicterow said. "I participated in a lot of films with John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, John Barry, and other great composers of the film world. Much Ado About Nothing could be a score for an Errol Flynn movie. There's so much color and imagination in it. It's a gem, but seldom played."

Mr. Corigliano's father, John Corigliano, Sr., served as New York Philharmonic concertmaster from 1943 to 1966, and his piece represents Mr. Dicterow's time in New York.

"Long before I recorded the Corigliano Sonata, I had heard John's father's recording of it with pianist Ralph Votapek. I said, 'My God, this is an amazingly good piece.' I thought it would be a great idea to play it on this recital in homage to John senior," Glenn Dicterow said.

Also representing Mr. Dicterow's New York career, Dvor?a?k's American Quartet will conclude the program. Mr. Dicterow has been a member of the Juilliard faculty, and his wife, violist Karen Dreyfus is a faculty member as well. Lisa Kim and Eileen Moon also studied at Juilliard.

This recital is one of many programs at the New York Philharmonic celebrating Glenn Dicterow's final season, including four of his favorite concertmaster solos and his first-ever Philharmonic performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto June 24-28, 2014, when he will be joined by Principal Cello Carter Brey and The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as part of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival.

FREE tickets to the January 19 concert will be available January 6 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM - 6 PM. Tickets are available for New York Philharmonic Subscribers, Friends, and Patrons now through January 5. Subscribers and Friends should call Customer Services at (212) 875-5656. Patrons should call the V.I.P. Ticket Office at (212) 875-5690. All requested tickets will be mailed.

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