Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Abe Torchinsky, 1920- 2009

Abe Torchinsky, the Philadelphia Orchestra's tubist from 1949-72 and a former member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, died Tuesday night. He was 89. An obituary will follow.

Abe Torchinsky, 1920- 2009

Abe Torchinsky, the Philadelphia Orchestra's tubist from 1949-72 and a former member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, died Tuesday night. He was 89. An obituary will follow.

(Photo: Torchinsky in 1959, captured by Adrian Siegel.)

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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