Saturday, July 4, 2015

Another Philadelphia Orchestra principal player leaves

It's official. Nitzan Haroz, the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal trombonist, has taken the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Another Philadelphia Orchestra principal player leaves

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It's official. Nitzan Haroz, the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal trombonist, has taken the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Here's his statement:

"I have accepted the position of principal trombone of the LA Philharmonic and will start in August of 2012. I feel fortunate that the Philadelphia Orchestra is granting me a year's leave of absence as I move through the tenure process in LA. This is for me the best and most prudent way to approach the opportunity with the LA Philharmonic."

The Israeli-born Haroz, who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1995, played at the highest levels during his tenure, and has been a solidifying force in the brass section. He has been an active teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University. Internally, his reputation is that of a supportive colleague. I think it's safe to say many listeners have followed his work closely, and will consider this a great loss.

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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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