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

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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.

The Artists:

Glenn Dicterow made his solo debut at the age of 11 in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His honors include the Young Musicians Foundation Award, Coleman Competition Award, Julia Klumpke Award, and Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1970. Mr. Dicterow frequently appears as soloist with orchestras around the world, and he performed Bernstein's Serenade with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Isaac Stern at Eighty: A Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Dicterow is featured in the violin solos in Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and Also sprach Zarathustra with Zubin Mehta for CBS Records. He has recorded works by Wieniawski with Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Lee Holdridge's Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer; and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Maxim Shostakovich. His most recent CD is a recital on Cala Records' New York Legends series. Glenn Dicterow is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, as well as a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West, following three years of participation in Music Academy Summer Festivals. Beginning in the fall of 2013, he will become the first to hold the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.

Lisa Kim joined the Philharmonic in 1994 and was named Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, In Memory of Laura Mitchell, in 2003. She teaches in South Korea and the United States, and has performed with the Seoul National Philharmonic Orchestra and the SooWon, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, and Durham symphony orchestras. She has performed chamber music with the Philharmonic Ensembles series, Brooklyn's Bargemusic, Hofstra Chamber Ensemble series, and Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York; with Lynn Harrell, Ani Kavafian, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, and the late Lukas Foss; in Europe, under the International Music Program; and at Jordan's Jurash Festival at the invitation of King Hussein. Lisa Kim began violin studies at age seven, attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School. She has won prizes in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search, BRyan Young Artists String Competition, Winston-Salem Young Talent Search, and Durham Symphony Young Artists Competition. She joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in 1999.

Eileen Moon was named Associate Principal Cello (The Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Guenther Chair) of the New York Philharmonic in September 2007. Prior to joining the Orchestra in 1998, she had performed with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. A native of California, she began her studies with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory, and subsequently received a bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School and a performance diploma from the Hochschule fu?r Musik in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Moon won fourth prize at the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Moscow in 1994 and second prize at the Geneva International Cello Competition in 1991, resulting in performances in France and a radio recording in Switzerland. Ms. Moon has performed chamber music at numerous venues in and around New York City and appears frequently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall.


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