Friday, February 5, 2016

Curtis Orchestra Concert Is On

Today's concert of the Curtis Institute of Music orchestra will take place, as planned, at 2 p.m. in Verizon Hall.

Curtis Orchestra Concert Is On


Today's concert of the Curtis Institute of Music orchestra will take place, as planned, at 2 p.m. in Verizon Hall.

The program: Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, the Penderecki Horn Concerto and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. Robert Spano (pictured) conducts.

ArtsWatch predicts that a Superbowl-weary, snow-addled crowd will overwhelm Verizon Hall, chanting "Bruckner, Bruckner..." at intermission.

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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