Devoting his entire life to music
One of the longest-lasting performers in all of music, Stanley Drucker only recently retired from the New York Philharmonic, where he spent the previous 60 years. The official measurement of his career was 62 years, seven months, and one day - long enough to set the Guinness World Record for “Longest Career as a Clarinetist.” His parents gave him his first clarinet for his tenth birthday, and by age 16 he was already a symphony musician. Since then, his performances have seen generations come and go, and the New York Philharmonic become a world-renowned institution. To learn more about Stanley Drucker, visit afm.org/im/stanley-drucker.