I hope you didn’t miss the concert this last weekend, because I hear it was wonderful. Here is what my friend and neighbor Todd Walton had to say about it:
“The second concert of the 2014-2015 season of the Symphony of the Redwoods was a successfully Herculean effort by the orchestra, Symphony #1 by Brahms for the first half, Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra the second half.
Brahms First Symphony is a massive work with ever-changing rhythms and moods, all of which the orchestra handled with grace and aplomb. My favorite movement was the last—stirring, to say the least.
The uncharacteristically brief intermission found Wine Raffle tickets selling like hotcakes, the inspiring performance by the orchestra reminding people of how lucky we are to have such a truly fine orchestra here in the hinterlands.
The Beethoven Concerto did not disappoint. Stephen Harrison played his difficult cello part with marvelous clarity and seeming ease, Miles Graber was strong yet lyrical on piano, and Roy Malan was excellent on violin. They played beautifully as a trio, and the orchestra was stellar in support of them.
A most satisfying concert.”