Classical Music in Dallas: 2014's Most Memorable Moments

12.24.14
Karina Canellakis
Front Row (blog from D Magazine)

By Catherine Womack

Tis the season to make lists. Or, at least, to look back on what we experienced, heard, saw, and ate over the last 12 months and make note of what stands out as memorable. In no particular order, here are some of the classical performances and stories that made big impressions on me during a fantastic, busy year of concert-going in Dallas.

Fresh Face: 2014’s Pinch-Hitter of the Year
Karina Canellakis, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new Assistant Conductor, made an unexpected subscription concert debut early this fall when Jaap van Zweden had to step down due to pain from a shoulder injury. Her performance at the podium was confident and studious. I was particularly impressed with the musicality of the phrasing she drew from the orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14, but she also guided the DSO through a thrilling performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony. Perhaps more importantly, she brought to our attention the fact that the DSO has more than one great conductor on its payroll.

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