Thursday, July 30, 2015

Charles Dutoit Stepping Down From Saratoga Post

After two decades as artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Charles Dutoit is stepping down. This August will be his last in Saratoga Springs, the arts center announced today. He took over the three-week series in 1990.

Charles Dutoit Stepping Down From Saratoga Post

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After two decades as artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Charles Dutoit is stepping down. This August will be his last in Saratoga Springs, the arts center announced today. He took over the three-week series in 1990.

Chantal Juillet, music director of the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, will also leave so the two can "devote more time to other artistic commitments and projects."

Dutoit and Juillet were recently married.

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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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