Tuesday, April 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
  Email Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com
With all the audience energy coming at him after a Tchaikovsky concerto Friday night, Stephen Hough could have kept feeding the atmosphere with a highly charged Russian encore from, say, Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, or the predictable "Flight of the Bumblebee." But he honed expectations on a pool of introspection: Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9, No. 2.
The Please Touch Museum has selected its interim leader as its new director. Lynn McMaster was named chief executive officer Friday by the board of the children's museum under a one-year contract, starting immediately.

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