Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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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. 

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Latest post: 75 years ago today: "I sang, I don't know how" - 04/09/2014
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To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013-14, it will perform Balanchine's "Jewels," among other highlights.
To ring up the curtain on its 50th-anniversary celebration, Balanchine-centric Pennsylvania Ballet will mount its first complete performance of a major gem in the master's crown: George Balanchine's Jewels.
Memory stream Dipping into Philadelphia's illustrated past
With his cunning wisps of dance tunes and church harmonies, Schubert gives even the mildly astute performer an easy way into his music.
Hayes to step down as head of Philadelphia Singers
Kimmel Center gets a time machine for arts festival
Curtis Institute to offer two free online courses

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