January 9, 2021 11:54 AM CST
Fort Worth-You must regret the Fort Worth Symphony. After being
Two weeks before the first classical concert in September, the orchestra scrambled to transfer its fall performance location to the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. This hall with 2,800 seats, with a wide stage and relatively low ceiling, is as evocative as a shoe box.
However, the good news is coming. Starting in March, organizations can stream and record performances in the Bass Performance Hall. A live concert with up to 100 spectators is expected to be held in April. However, currently, FWSO is still held in the Will Rogers Auditorium.
Principal guest conductor Robert Spano is also the music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He led the chamber orchestra to perform FWSO at the concert on Friday night, with about 450 spectators present. The show was booked for two pieces based on strings alone, centering on Prokofiev's second violin concerto.
Except for the more discordant parts of Celestial Blue by American composer Jennifer Higdon, most of these works use traditional harmony and structure.
. Higdon is one of the most frequent musical performers, partly because her music is easy to listen to.
, Is a full orchestral work composed by Higdon in 1999 to commemorate the death of her brother Andrew Blue Higdon (Andrew Blue Higdon).
Contains lush and passionate textures. "sky blue"
However, it is different when the pulsating note is repeatedly used, and the lines around the pulsating note begin to bloom and gradually disappear.
Higdon introduced this idea in the opening ceremony, after which the music became brighter and more vivid. High-pitched violin, fine-tuned cello, cello and double bass make it more convincing. The work ended in a peaceful atmosphere. Although they appear soft in the space, the string music is warm and firm.
Some soloists have the ability to attract your attention and never let up. American Korean and Ukrainian traditional violinist Stefan Jackiw (Stefan Jackiw) is one of the musicians.
From the dull melancholy at the beginning of the Prokofiev Concerto to the fiery explosion at the end, Jackief exudes an elegant aristocratic atmosphere, never rushing to say a word or exaggerating gestures. He has a strong and concentrated tone, but makes a harsher sound when needed. Jackiw also sent out an absolutely controlled acrobatic channel, clearly emitting each note in double and triple notes (even in the fast section), and spinning at a slow speed to produce the silkiest legato. The audience then stood up.
Spano played mainly with light movements and coordinated the orchestra well with Jackiw. The orchestra is separated from the rest of the orchestra by the transparent plastic film stretched between the frames, and the sound of wind and brass pipes is even less audible than strings.
After Prokofiev's depression, Dvorak's sunny serenade in E Major provided a refreshing change. Phrases sometimes require more expressive shapes and directions, although the ensemble brings a graceful feeling to folk dance.
Repeat Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 pm at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium at 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth and at 2 pm on Sunday. $25 to $99. 817-665-6000,
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. Tim Diovanni reported on classical music through a fellowship. This research was partially supported by the Rubin School of Music Criticism, the San Francisco School of Music and the Ann Gordon Getty Foundation. The news makes all editorial decisions.
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