Monday, February 8, 2016

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. 

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Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign had a winning musical message. When he chose Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" as his unofficial theme song, it became the sound track for a political moment. It captured a certain optimism, which in turn helped capture high office for the man smart enough to approve this message.
Feb 6 - 1:07 AM
In the yin and yang of conductors, there are those who blossom in extroverted moments, and those who excel at bringing light and detail into quiet interior passages.

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