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BSO Cancels European Tour

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has, like the Philadelphia Orchestra, canceled an upcoming European tour. Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe reports that the BSO is citing the "economic downturn and resulting uncertainty" as the reason for nixing its Feb. 2010 roadshow, which would have included stops in Paris and Vienna.

BSO Cancels European Tour

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has, like the Philadelphia Orchestra, canceled an upcoming European tour. Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe reports that the BSO is citing the "economic downturn and resulting uncertainty" as the reason for nixing its Feb. 2010 roadshow, which would have included stops in Paris and Vienna.

You may remember that the Philadelphia Orchestra was aiming for first tour with Charles Dutoit as leader this year, but - in a cut that turned out to be just the tip of an awful iceberg - called it off. Philadelphia's first tour with Dutoit (to Asia) is still slated for 2010.

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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