Friday, April 30, 2010

Overflow audience at Columbia Symphony concert

Tonight's concert by the Columbia Symphony was a real tribute to Portland's music community, because the nave of First United Methodist Church was so packed that even extra seating, brought in at the last moment, could not accommodate the crowd, and at least 20 people had to stand through an outstanding performance of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, which featured violinist Inés Voglar and violist Joël Belgique. Among the musical cognoscenti in the audience were many members of the Oregon Symphony such as Jun Iwasaki, Nancy Ives, Stephen Price, Karen Wagner, Greg Ewer, Fumino Ando, and Jennifer Arnold. Others notables that I saw were conductor Keith Clark, pianist Cary Lewis, and violinist Tatiana Kolchanova.

I'll write a review of the concert (which included Brahms Second Symphony) for Oregon Music News tomorrow.

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