Friday, July 31, 2015

Dave Brubeck and Others Cancel

Usually, it's the singers. But so far in this young season several instrumentalists have given notice.

Dave Brubeck and Others Cancel

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Usually, it's the singers. But so far in this young season several instrumentalists have given notice.

Dave Brubeck won't be at the Kimmel Center Oct. 26. He is "currently undergoing diagnosis testing, the results of which are not currently available," a Kimmel release says. The concert won't be rescheduled.

Citing medical reasons, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society says Ivan Moravec has canceled his Oct. 19 recital. As sorry as we are not to be hearing the quietly legendary pianist, his replacement eases the pain. It's Till Fellner (pictured), the Austrian pianist who impressed us in recordings and who will be making his Philadelphia debut with this concert (same date) at the Kimmel's Perelman Theater. 

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal hornist Julie Landsman has been sidelined and won't be playing in the Brahms Horn Trio with Astral Artists at its Nov. 13 Brahmsathon. She was nice enough to arrange for a sub herself: Philadelphia Orchestra principal Jennifer Montone.

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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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