Playing 50 years near the White House

Two string players retired last night from the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC.

Cellist Janet Frank, Washington born and educated in the city’s public schools, was appointed to the orchestra in 1969 by music director Howard Mitchell.


Violinist Linda Schroeder joined in 1978, signed up by music director Mstislav Rostropovich.


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  • And Noseda made three appointments (two cellists and a percussionist), for a total of eleven in his two years.

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