Stanley Drucker joined the New York Philharmonic as a clarinetist in in 1948 at the age of 19. Since then over 40 million people have attended his concerts and his sixty year tenure is the longest of any musician in the history of the Philharmonic. Drucker is leaving the Philharmonic at the end of this season, but he wouldn't exactly call it a retirement.
Drucker has performed Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto over 60 times with the New York Philharmonic. Listen to a 1989 performance of the concerto, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
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