Sunday, December 21, 2014

Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot Honored

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Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot Honored

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“Anyone who has played Mahler’s 5th Symphony in the BSO knows that it was not the guys with the batons who conducted the Adagietto, it was Ann. Her sense of rhythmic proportion and pacing is unparalleled.”

So says Boston Symphony Orchestra bass player James Orleans, about Ann Hobson Pilot, the orchestra's harpist who retired in August after 40 years with the BSO. The Boston Musicians’ Association today announced that Hobson - a former Philadelphian - would receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.
 

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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