Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.
So, even though certain pieces by Mendelssohn and Beethoven seem to be turning up with greater frequency than perhaps may be healthy, there is still much to admire and look forward to in the upcoming orchestral season.
The Lexington Symphony is a far more professional orchestra than the typical community orchestras around Boston (Newton Symphony, Waltham Symphony, Brookline Symphony, the Longwood Symphony) and the level of playing was high indeed.