Dull Bruch from Zuk, blazing Bartók from Conlon and New World at Arsht

01.13.19
James Conlon
South Florida Classical Review

A star soloist typically joins New World Symphony when the orchestra crosses the bay and performs at Miami’s Arsht Center.

On Saturday night the star was the violinist Pinchas Zukerman, performing Max Bruch’s much-loved, much-overplayed Violin Concerto No. 1. ... »

With conductor Andrew Davis, the BSO considers the big picture

01.11.19
Sir Andrew Davis
The Boston Globe

Symphonies and concertos can often be charted in waves. Either the piece begins with a bang (hello, Beethoven’s 5th!) or an emotional peak arrives early on. It pulls back, then it builds again, reaching toward the next climactic moment. Rinse and repeat. Thursday night at Symphony Hall, it seemed British conductor Andrew Davis and Italian pianist Alessio Bax had politely asked that paradigm to take the weekend off. On a program of John Harbison’s Symphony No. 2 and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 5, plus Mozart’s well-loved Piano Concerto No. 24, maximum attention was given to the big picture. ... »

PIANIST LOUIS LORTIE JOINS THE ROSTER

01.10.19
Louis Lortie

Opus 3 Artists is excited to welcome French-Canadian, virtuoso pianist Louis Lortie to our roster. For over three decades, Louis Lortie has performed world-wide, building a reputation as one of the world’s great pianists. He extends his interpretative voice across a broad spectrum of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style, and his performance and award-winning recordings attest to his remarkable musical range. ... »