Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Arts Moves

Thomas Hong is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new assistant conductor, the Post-Gazette reports. Hong has degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University and Philadelphia Biblical University...Another Curtis grad, Adrian Anantawan, is the subject of a CBC documentary.

Summer Arts Moves

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Thomas Hong is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new assistant conductor, the Post-Gazette reports. Hong has degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University and Philadelphia Biblical University...Another Curtis grad, Adrian Anantawan, is the subject of a CBC documentary.

You may remember that the violinist, born without a right hand, was the subject of an Inquirer article a few years back...And yet another Curtis grad, violinist Hilary Hahn, gets a bright spotlight when she is interviewed by Norman Lebrecht on the BBC...

Maybe you noticed that The Thinker is missing.Auguste Rodin’s sculpture has been moved from the Rodin Museum to the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until renovations to its home are completed this fall...

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and music director Mario Venzago are parting ways. The Swiss-born maestro and orchestra president Simon Crookall didn't see eye to eye, according to a report...

Compensation in the financial services sector may be recovering, but contractions at orchestras continue. Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are taking another pay cut - this one 12.5 percent, the Sun says.

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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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