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Peter Nero to lead Independence Hall concert

Peter Nero will lead the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert this July 3. The concert, in front of Independence Hall, is free. Nero typically does not announce repertoire in advance, but patriotic tune are promised. Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence will be read by Bill Barker, “Philadelphia’s own Thomas Jefferson.” The concert begins at 8 p.m., and audiences are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Market Sts. Information: www.phillypops.org or www.welcomeamerica.com.

Peter Nero to lead Independence Hall concert

Peter Nero will lead the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert this July 3. The concert, in front of Independence Hall, is free. Nero typically does not announce repertoire in advance, but patriotic tune are promised. Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence will be read by Bill Barker, “Philadelphia’s own Thomas Jefferson.” The concert begins at 8 p.m., and audiences are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Market Sts. Information: www.phillypops.org or www.welcomeamerica.com.

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.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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