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Philadelphia Orchestra bankruptcy inspires cartoon

Drew McManus, arts consultant and dedicated orchestra-world blogger, has linked us to this bit of gallows humor by Dixon, creator of a cartoon about orchestras.

Philadelphia Orchestra bankruptcy inspires cartoon

Drew McManus, arts consultant and dedicated orchestra-world blogger, has linked us to this bit of gallows humor by Dixon, creator of a cartoon about orchestras.

Dixon doesn't name his characters, but I do believe the figure on the right is president Allison Vulgamore.

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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