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Philadelphia Orchestra loses another player

Noah Geller, a first violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, will leave his position to become concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony this fall.

Philadelphia Orchestra loses another player

Noah Geller, a first violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, will leave his position to become concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony this fall.

"I probably would have done it whether the [Philadelphia] orchestra was in this financial situation or not, because it’s the direction I’d like to move my career in," Geller told me recently. "Concertmaster is a very rewarding position," said the violinist.

Geller, who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008, is currently acting assistant concertmaster.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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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.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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