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POSTED: Friday, October 1, 2010, 11:47 AM

Following up on last season's appearance at Bridget Foy's in South Street, Astral Artists has booked World Cafe Live this Sunday with violinist Kristin Lee and saxman Doug O'Connor. Astral is investigating other non-concert hall venues, which, in thinking back to our school days of playing woodwind quintets in a biker bar in East Baltimore, can only lead to great happiness.

ArtsWatch popped a few questions to Lee, who was recently signed to the Astral roster.

What is the program for your World Cafe Live concert, and why did you choose these pieces?

Peter Dobrin @ 11:47 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Friday, October 1, 2010, 10:50 AM

After recently announcing cancellation of its Dave Brubeck concert, the Kimmel Center has this to say: Nevermind.

"Brubeck is recovering much more positively than originally anticipated," a Kimmel release says, so his Oct. 26 appearance is back on.

Peter Dobrin @ 10:50 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
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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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