Saturday, August 30, 2014
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PMA Sculpture Garden Opens

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new sculpture-garden-atop-a-parking-garage opens to the public tomorrow. Five works of Noguchi have been installed in the space, which will host a rotating list of sculptures...Tony Danza will take a break from grading papers to host the Philadelphia Orchestra's "Fallen Heroes" concert Sept. 20 at the Mann Center...Concert-only tickets are available at $200 a pop to hear Sting (pictured), who headlines the Academy of Music's Anniversary Concert Jan. 30. The seats are in the nose-bleed amphitheater section, so bring your opera glasses...The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra makes it debut Saturday night at the Kimmel Center. The local ensemble, led by Jeri Lynne Johnson, bills itself as the "first multi-ethnic professional orchestra in Philadelphia." Beethoven 5 is on the program...Astral Artists has engaged Philadelphia bass Julian Rodescu as its first artistic director. He will continue to program the group's Philadelphia concert series, and will work with Astral's roster of young musicians on developing career goals.

PMA Sculpture Garden Opens

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new sculpture-garden-atop-a-parking-garage opens to the public tomorrow. Five works of Noguchi have been installed in the space, which will host a rotating list of sculptures...Tony Danza will take a break from grading papers to host the Philadelphia Orchestra's "Fallen Heroes" concert Sept. 20 at the Mann Center...Concert-only tickets are available at $200 a pop to hear Sting (pictured), who headlines the Academy of Music's Anniversary Concert Jan. 30. The seats are in the nose-bleed amphitheater section, so bring your opera glasses...The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra makes it debut Saturday night at the Kimmel Center. The local ensemble, led by Jeri Lynne Johnson, bills itself as the "first multi-ethnic professional orchestra in Philadelphia." Beethoven 5 is on the program...Astral Artists has engaged Philadelphia bass Julian Rodescu as its first artistic director. He will continue to program the group's Philadelphia concert series, and will work with Astral's roster of young musicians on developing career goals.

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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