Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony delights at Mann

With the Kimmel Center stepping back from presenting visiting orchestras, it's now up to the Mann, which has a long history of importing great ensembles. The latest to visit the Mann is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with conductor Manfred Honeck, reviewed here.

Pittsburgh Symphony delights at Mann

Manfred Honeck. Photo: Jason Cohn
Manfred Honeck. Photo: Jason Cohn

With the Kimmel Center stepping back from presenting visiting orchestras, it's now up to the Mann, which has a long history of importing great ensembles. The latest to visit the Mann is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with conductor Manfred Honeck, reviewed here.

As for Philadelphia's own: You can hear the Philadelphia Orchestra Thursday evening in a free neighborhood concert at the Curtis Arboretum in Wyncote; or Friday night, also free, at Penn's Landing. Details are here.

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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