Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Academy Ballroom Goes Back in Time

To show you what Academy of Music leaders are aiming for in the restoration of the ballroom, here's a photo from 1860 showing the room (three years after opening day). The $10 million project is just about done, with an opening planned for September.

Academy Ballroom Goes Back in Time

To show you what Academy of Music leaders are aiming for in the restoration of the ballroom, here's a photo from 1860 showing the room (three years after opening day). The $10 million project is just about done, with an opening planned for September.

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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