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Kimmel leader to sign contract renewal

Anne Ewers will lead the Kimmel Center for at least another three years. The Kimmel president/CEO, whose three-year contract expired June 30, has not yet signed on the dotted line of her new contract, but expects to do so shortly, she said.

Kimmel leader to sign contract renewal

Anne Ewers will lead the Kimmel Center for at least another three years. The Kimmel president/CEO, whose three-year contract expired June 30, has not yet signed on the dotted line of her new contract, but expects to do so shortly, she said.

"I have to say, of all the places I've ever worked, I love this job the best," she said. "In terms of the history, the people, I love the feel of the community.The arts here, need I say, are marvelous."

Ewers said that despite challenges like higher costs associated with a new stagehands contract, and a lower rent negotiated with the Philadelphia Orchestra as part of the orchestra's chapter 11 proceedings, the Kimmel ended the fiscal year June 30 with a balanced budget.

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.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

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