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Concertmaster, 88, decides it’s time to retire

Eric Hasting has been leading the Epsom Symphony Orchestra at the Epsom Playhouse since 1961. Before that, he played in the London Philharmonic, but a racecourse town in sleepy Surrey offered a gentler way of life and, perhaps, a longer one.

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But all things must come to an end and Eric has let it be known that he won’t take his seat for the season-opener of Mendelssohn, Wagner and Beethoven. Julia Burkhert will take over. We wish Eric a happy retirement.

Off the top of our heads, only Arnold Rosé at the Vienna Philharmonic had a longer tenure in the hot seat.

 

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