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.