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James Levine Resigns From Boston Symphony

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is back in music director search mode. James Levine, artistic chief since 2004, will resign as of Sept. 1, the orchestra announced today.

James Levine Resigns From Boston Symphony

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is back in music director search mode. James Levine, artistic chief since 2004, will resign as of Sept. 1, the orchestra announced today.

“...Given Maestro Levine’s health issues, this has been a challenging time for all of us in the Boston Symphony Orchestra family, especially our beloved orchestra and devoted audiences,” said orchestra managing director Mark Volpe. "We wish Maestro Levine the absolute best as he steps down from his role as BSO music director to tend to the health issues that have forced him to be away from the music-making he so profoundly loves."

The orchestra and Levine are discussing a future role/title for the conductor.

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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