New York Philharmonic Iron Man – Clarinetist Steps Down After 60 Years

Stanley Drucker, 80, will “soon enter something bigger than folklore. Legend maybe? History? He is retiring from the Philharmonic after 60 years, the longest tenure of any player in the orchestra’s existence. His departure foreshadows another changing of the guard: the music director, Lorin Maazel, also ends his tenure this season.”