..at Houston Symphony this weekend. Read my review at Bachtrack.
And last night, the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra delivered an astounding concert. It’s getting more and more rare that I’ll hear a piece of music and fall in love with it, but their performance of Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra was out. of. this. world.
I readily admit I was a big fan of the Little Mermaid when I was young–not just the Disney film but the darker, unhappier fairytale versions too. Houston Grand Opera’s Rusalka brought the fairytale happily into my adulthood on Friday. Saturday night was a mixed bag at Jones Hall. I don’t expect I’ll hear anyone play Schumann’s violin concerto again any time soon, and I’m not sure I mind.
Read both of my reviews at Bachtrack: the opera; and the symphony.
A quietly revolutionary performance of Brahms’ second piano concerto, in which ensemble reigned uniquely. Who even remembers the Ives’ symphony that was first on the program? Read my review at Bachtrack.