Program 3. Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major K. 136
Grieg: Two Nordic Melodies, Op. 63
Holst: St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2
Brahms: Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18


$61 A Seating | $49 B Seating | $29 C Seating | $8 Open Rehearsal

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Open Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10am, Kanbar Performing Arts Center


Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8pm, First Congregational Church

Palo Alto

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8pm, First United Methodist Church

San Francisco

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8pm, Nourse Auditorium

San Rafael

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5pm, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

About the Concert

Glenn Dicterow, former Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Guest Concertmaster

Violinist Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation.

His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent at the age of 11 when he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where his father, Harold Dicterow served as principal of the second violin section for 52 years. In the following years Mr. Dicterow became one of the most sought after young artists appearing as soloist from coast to coast. He went on to win numerous awards and competitions including the Young Musicians Foundation Award and Coleman Award (Los Angeles), the Julia Klumpke Award (San Francisco) and the Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1970). He is a graduate of Juilliard, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian.

In 1967 he appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Andre Kostelanetz in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. He was then 18 years old. In 1980 he joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster and has since performed as its soloist every year. During a New York Philharmonic tour of major American cities in 1986 he was featured in Bernstein’s Serenade with the Berstein himself conducting, and in 1990 played Carmen Fantasy under Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic in a “Live From Lincoln Center” concert telecast. He was also a soloist in the orchestra’s 1982 concert at the White House.

Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic, Dicterow served as Associate Concertmaster and Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Dicterow has been a guest artist with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Birmingham, Chautauqua, Grant Park, Indianapolis, Hong Kong, Kansas City, London Symphony Orchestra, Mexico City, Montreal, Omaha, National Symphony in Washington, DC, and San Diego Symphony to name a few.

Mr. Dicterow’s discography includes Copland’s Violin Sonata, Largo, and PianoTrio; Ives’s Sonatas nos.2 and 4 and Piano Trio; and Korngold’s Piano Trio and Violin Sonata, all for EMI. He is also featured in the violin solos in Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Also Sprach Zarathustra with Zubin Mehta and CBS. Other compositions committed to disc are works of Wieniawski with Mr. Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Lee Holdridge’s Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra and the composer conducting; Shostakovitch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Maxim Shostakovitch on a Radiothon recording; and the Philharmonic’s two recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade with Yuri Temirkanov on the BMG label and with Kurt Masur on the Teldec label.

Dicterow’s most recent CD is a solo recital for Cala Records entitled New York Legends featuring Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Korngold’s Much ado About Nothing, the premiere recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata and Martinu’s Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, in collaboration with Karen Dreyfus, viola and Gerald Robbins, piano. Mr. Dicterow can also be heard in the violin solos of the film scores for The Turning Point , The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Interview With A Vampire among others. Both Dicterow and his wife, Karen Dreyfus are founding members of the Lyric Piano Quartet and the Amerigo Trio.

Mr. Dicterow also enjoys an active teaching career. He is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and is the Chairman of the Orchestral Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music in New York. In 2013 Glenn Dicterow became the first holder of the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He retired from his duties as concertmaster with the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2013-14 Season.