Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer. Born in New York, raised in Miami, he has an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

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Want $30 tickets for Bradley Cooper in Candide with Philadelphia Orchestra? Good luck.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s ticket-rush program will be extremely limited for this week’s performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide featuring Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan as narrators.

Beloved Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Richard Woodhams returns

He joined his former colleagues in the Mozart Sinfonia concertante

Bradley Cooper liked to air-conduct as a kid. Now he’s channeling Leonard Bernstein at the Philadelphia Orchestra

Cooper is narrating Bernstein's 'Candide' here this week, and preparing to play him in an upcoming biopic. Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is also being remade by Steven Spielberg. Jamie Bernstein, daughter to the famous conductor/composer, filled us in on both film projects.

Classical summer: Bradley Cooper, Harry Potter, piano stars, Yannick debuts at a spiffed-up Mann Center

Star Wars gets the orchestra treatment, too. Bell towers ring their hearts out. An open-air, double-decker bus is a venue for avant-garde music.

Franklin Institute locomotive is going to perch overhead in a $6 million train room renovation

A major new local philanthropy established after the death of "Dodo" Hamilton is funding the massive project.

Bradley Cooper will perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Here's why.

Bradley Cooper will narrate all three Kimmel Center performances of Leonard Benstein's 'Candide,' along with Carey Mulligan. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

From the secret 1973 diary of Philadelphia Orchestra’s piccolo player: A tour of China, meeting Madame Mao, and ‘Home on the Range’ to honor Nixon

"This has probably been the most meaningful of any of our many foreign tours — a glimpse into another way and philosophy of life that is obviously functioning very well for the great majority of the people."

Philadelphia Orchestra, Art Museum, and others to roll out the red carpet for Penn Medicine and Drexel workers

Free tickets to some of the city's leading arts organizations and venues will be offered to employees in a pilot Philadelphia Cultural Pass program announced Wednesday.