Sunday, May 29, 2011
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Returned
And put on an all-Tchaikovsky night with pianist, Olga Kern, playing Piano Concerto One. It was breathtaking, but the night was marred by yet another musician defecting to more salubrious pastures. The Concertmaster, Emmanuelle Boisvert, has been picked off by the Dallas Symphony.
This marks about the eighth or tenth musician lost since the strike. And probably the biggest loss. Can we resume the status of a wold-class symphony? Doubtful now. More like a Civic Orchestra. And can Leonard Slatkin be far behind once his contract expires?
Here she is. Emmanuelle Boisvert.
WHAT PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC IS YOUR FAVORITE? I am torn between Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Beethoven's Ninth and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3.