IMG_1287Fine Arts Center @ Parada 22

 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!

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