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Philadelphia violinist quits after 56 years in the job

Herb Light played his final session with the Philadelphia Orchestra last week. He has been with them since 1960, at once point serving as assistant concertmaster. He was previously with the Baltimore Symphony. Herb is married to Yocheved Kaplinsky, the Julliard piano department chair.
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