Monday, May 23, 2016

A Winner....

Joseph Young is the exciting Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and he made his subscription debut this week, and what a debut it was! It began with a memorial tribute to Jane Little, member of the ASO for 71 years, who died on stage last week while playing her beloved bass. The ASO played a beautifully formed “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Maestro Young did something that is not often heard at Symphony Hall: he managed to elicit from the orchestra an initial pianissimo that seemingly emerged out of the ambient sounds of the hall. Most conductors have no problem coaxing forte from the ASO, but a solid ppp is a rarity. The violins had great ensemble and a warm tone throughout, which added sheen to the performance.  For the complete review, go here:

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