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A(nother) Summer Home for the Philadelphia Orchestra?

Will the Philadelphia Orchestra continue on at the Mann Center after this year's expired three-year agreement? Of course, why worry about a contract at all when you can walk away from one at any point, or at least threaten to? Summers for the orchestra are in need of a makeover, as I write in The Inquirer.

A(nother) Summer Home for the Philadelphia Orchestra?

Will the Philadelphia Orchestra continue on at the Mann Center after this year's expired three-year agreement? Of course, why worry about a contract at all when you can walk away from one at any point, or at least threaten to? Summers for the orchestra are in need of a makeover, as I write in The Inquirer.

Photo: The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsing last summer at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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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