My review of Houston Symphony performing Verdi’s Requiem on Friday night.
An invigorating trio of Ives, Copland and Dvořák at Houston Symphony Orchestra this weekend, with soloist Martin Fröst, in his HSO debut, leaving a deep impression. Read my review at Bachtrack.
It was a slow night of Hindemith, Saint-Saëns, and Schumann at Jones Hall on Friday. Read my review at Bachtrack.
Water sprites and revolutions–a delight indeed this weekend at Jones Hall. Read my review of Houston Symphony’s concert at Bachtrack.
HGO premieres A Christmas Carol with music by Iain Bell and libretto by Simon Callow. It is the worst kind of bad–a boring bad. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine. In happier holiday news, read my Top 5 classical and… Continue Reading
A pizzicato—the string vibrating against the fingerboard, sound reverberating against the air for a tiny moment—opened all three pieces on the program last night at Jones Hall. Concluding Houston Symphony’s “Three Weeks of Beethoven,” the First and Fourth symphonies were… Continue Reading
An astounding performance by Denis Kozhukhin of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 2 at Houston Symphony. Read my review at Bachtrack. You can watch his sublime encore of Gluck’s “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” here: Kozhukhin Encore
World Premiere Karnavalingo by Gabriela Lena Frank up against Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 and Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben in Houston Symphony’s Classical Season Opener. Read my review at Bachtrack.
Houston Symphony Pops’ closing concert of its centennial season veers from Rocky to a “Conductor Think Cap”–read my review at Houstonia Mag.
A transcendental performance: read my review at Houstonia here.