Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
Elgar’s brilliant scoring in his Symphony no. 1 was front and center, in this performance not an end in itself but serving clearly expressive goals.
The biggest takeaway from the evening was the superb quality of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s playing.