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
  Email Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com
04/11/2013
After moving to larger, costlier quarters in Memorial Hall 4½ years ago, the museum is still trying to pay for it all.
Arts festival centerpiece is "very confusing." And entrancing.
03/31/2013
Multitudes the Kimmel Center wanted, and multitudes it got. With its 100-foot time tunnel, a 20-minute commissioned piece of music theater in the lobby, and other lures, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts on Thursday woke the Kimmel from its usual somnambulism.
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