Saturday, February 28, 2015

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: Kimmel Center reaches deal with unions - 09/30/2014
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01/31/2014
Inevitably, "esteemed" is the jargony adjective that attaches itself to groups that have been around as long as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, but the ensemble has the numbers to back it up. The group was founded by way of a White House performance for Jimmy Carter's 1977 inauguration.
 
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01/28/2014
Mozart isn't who you think he is. Jeremy Denk said as much in comments to Sunday afternoon's audience at the American Philosophical Society. But really, the pianist needn't have uttered a word. In this most recent appearance with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, his playing made the point loud and clear.
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