While the orchestra’s program was almost defiantly canonical, it was played with such lightness and energy that you could forgive its disappointing safeness.
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Their combined sound, made by two nested pianos, their lids off, aided and abetted by Jordan Hall’s superb acoustics, was irresistible.
Pianist/arranger/composer Billy Childs’s aim was to reimagine Nyro’s music.
Maurizio Pollini’s Chopin was breathtakingly beautiful, and often downright thrilling.
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For at least the last decade, the LAPO has set the bar in creative programming, commissioning new works, and integrating itself into its community.
Heralded cellist Yo-Yo Ma has played with several distinguished pianists over the years, but none (are) better than Kathryn Stott.
The first part of the evening worked: Robert Pinsky was a good enough actor, his poetry was sufficiently transparent, and Vijay Iyer proved to be a brilliant accompanist.
The teamwork and chemistry of soprano Natalie Dessay and pianist Philippe Cassard were terrific, each performer delivering the music with great expressiveness and intelligence.
Those of us who have heard Gerald Finley and Julius Drake knew what we were in for – truly beautiful singing throughout every range, and brilliantly expressive piano story-telling.