Monday , December 5 2022

Concert Reviews

Concert Review: Cappella Pratensis – ‘Josquin in Rome: Missa Ave maris stella’ (NYC, Nov. 8 2015)

We were in the presence of a brilliant musical mind with a timeless sensibility, brought to life by an ensemble of singers who are surely among our time's finest interpreters of Josquin and the other polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Concert Review: ‘Hommage to Princesse de Polignac’ – Music by Debussy, Satie, Stravinsky, Fauré and More at Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC, Nov. 3 2015)

This entertaining, amusing, and artistically rewarding evening evoked the music and the spirit of the Paris salon culture that sponsored and inspired many artists, musicians, and writers of great fame.

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Concert Review: The Chiara String Quartet – ‘Brahms by Heart: The Complete String Quartets’ (NYC 10/2/2015)

The musicians established their interlocked feels for the ebb and flow of the music right off. With grace and power they brought out the Romantic spirit of the music as well as the proto-Modernism in Brahms's unexpected harmonies and transitions.

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Concert Review: American Classical Orchestra with Pianist Jiayan Sun – All-Beethoven Concert, NYC (September 10, 2015)

With rich harmonics, thrilling tension, and remarkable spatial awareness, the ACO made a thoroughly convincing case for how worthwhile it is to make the effort to present works like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 with original instruments.

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Concert Review: Ayla Brown and Madison Rising Bring Country and Rock to Veterans Rally

Patriotism, country music by former 'American Idol' finalist Ayla Brown and rock and roll by Madison Rising made the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Defend Freedom Tour a treat for the spirit and the ears.

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Concert-Theater Review: ‘L’Amfiparnaso,’ a Madrigal Comedy from 1594 by Orazio Vecchi Performed by The Western Wind

Voices simulate the ringing of bells and the knocking-on of doors as effectively as they convey the desperation of foiled lovers, the comic scheming of the servant class, and the self-satisfied prancing of the smug.

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