Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kimmel Center Adds Visiting Orchestra

As some presenters curtail offerings for next season, the Kimmel Center has added some. Included in a list of non-classical additions is Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet, performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra) led by Valery Gergiev, Feb. 22. The Mariinsky Chorus joins. It's the only non-U.S. orchestra on the Kimmel's 2009-10 season. The other visitors are New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Kimmel Center Adds Visiting Orchestra

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As some presenters curtail offerings for next season, the Kimmel Center has added some. Included in a list of non-classical additions is Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet, performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra) led by Valery Gergiev, Feb. 22. The Mariinsky Chorus joins. It's the only non-U.S. orchestra on the Kimmel's 2009-10 season. The other visitors are New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


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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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