Two weeks ago, Dr Desert Flower and I listened to the Phoenix Symphony perform Gershwin & Rachmaninov, conducted by James DePriest. Gershwin's Concerto for Piano in F major & Rhapsody in Blue Piano Concerto with amazing soloist Jon Kimura Parker was a joy to listen to & see play. Engaging, dynamic, moving, it earned a standing ovation and encore by Parker. Then, the symphony played Rachmaninov's Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27. DePriest did a fine job of conducting. The piece was moving, well played. We went home satisfied.
This weekend Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, and Peter & the Wolf. Christie has bracketed a Adams piece.. which I am sort of dreading.... "Shaker Loops" ... but we shall see. Hopefully, it won't be as dreadful as the 9-11 Adam's 'remember' piece.. ugh!
1 year ago