As an ex-New Yorker, I have to admit to being somewhat of a culture snob – and while I’ve always appreciated our Symphony Orchestra, I’ve usually seen room for improvement. Well – no more! With the closing concert of Verdi’s Requiem, I’m a convert!
Under the direction of Maximiano Valdés, the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists showed a level of control, unity, compassion and inspiration that can match almost any internationally acclaimed orchestra – and exceed many!
If you didn’t attend this year’s festival, plan for next year when I’m sure they’ll be even better! BRAVO!