Monday, December 5, 2016

Good first half.....

Three light and nearly error-proof works and one heavy masterpiece marked Laura Jackson’s return to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as guest conductor. Ms Jackson has an interesting conducting style, with an incisive right-hand beat, while employing her left hand and lithe movements to perform almost interpretive dance to the music. While never out of control, and occasionally fun to watch, her full body involvement may not be the most effective way to communicate intent to the musicians. Throughout the program, she would change the intensity of her movements, but it seemed to have little effect on the ASO’s playing.  For the complete review, click here:

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