Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Orchestra veteran retires

Cellist Janet Kriner, who has played with the Virginia Symphony for 45 years – one of the longest tenures of any orchestral musician in the state – will retire from the Hampton-Roads based ensemble at the end of the season, David Nicholson reports in The Daily Press of Newport News:,0,1072803.story

"She's a wonderful and supportive person, a credit to music," says Francis Church, the Richmond cellist and music writer who was Kriner's pupil and stand-mate in the Norfolk Symphony, predecessor of the Virginia Symphony.