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Charles Dutoit Era Ends At Saratoga

Charles Dutoit Era Ends At Saratoga

Charles Dutoit conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra this morning in his last rehearsal as artistic chief of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The piece: Respighi´s Pines of Rome. Dutoit thanked musicians "from the bottom of my heart" for 21 seasons of concerts. His last as SPAC´s orchestral leader is tonight.
Charles Dutoit conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra this morning in his last rehearsal as artistic chief of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The piece: Respighi's Pines of Rome. Dutoit thanked musicians "from the bottom of my heart" for 21 seasons of concerts. His last as SPAC's orchestral leader is tonight. Peter Dobrin

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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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