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Peter Dobrin

Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Orchestra's 64-day strike in 1996, the development of a new performing arts center in Philadelphia, changes in the classical-recording industry and the finances of Philadelphia's arts organizations.

He has also covered the Philadelphia Orchestra's tours in Asia, South America and the United States. 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. His work has also appeared in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.

Read his blog "ArtsWatch" to find out who's making news, noise and splash in the Philadelphia arts world and beyond. 

 
Read Peter's blog Arts Watch
Latest post: 75 years ago today: "I sang, I don't know how" - 04/09/2014
  Email Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com
04/14/2014
Sometimes a thank-you note just won't do. And so the Curtis Institute of Music dedicated Sunday night's Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall to Marguerite and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, whose philanthropic support of the school has eclipsed all before it.
04/14/2014
There came a sound Friday night in Verizon Hall not even an orchestra can make. It happened in the slow movement of Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, "Organ," and it was just as much a feeling as a sound - a note so low (yet quiet) that you could nearly count its per-second pulses, like a natural phenomenon toying with the atmospheric pressure.
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