Sunday, September 21, 2014
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iPadding Around With Lang Lang

Never one to let his fingers sit idle, Lang Lang wrapped up a recent concert with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in San Francisco by playing Flight of the Bumblebee on an iPad. We wonder how royally the king of product endorsements was compensated for the gag. The conductor for the concert? He looks familiar.

iPadding Around With Lang Lang

Never one to let his fingers sit idle, Lang Lang wrapped up a recent concert with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in San Francisco by playing Flight of the Bumblebee on an iPad. We wonder how royally the king of product endorsements was compensated for the gag. The conductor for the concert? He looks familiar.

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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