Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Recent KC Symphony performances reviewed by Paul Horsley

The Kansas City Symphony’s first concerts of 2013, all conducted by music director Michael Stern and held in Helzberg Hall, presented a refreshing and subtle array of repertoire and soloists. Though sadly I was unable to attend the Pinchas Zukerman program (which included Elgar’s Violin Concerto and Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler), I did hear the other three, which included a Mahler Symphony, a new soloist and a well-established one, and a world premiere. The range of old and new was savvy, as was the way in which themes of art, artists and “portraits” had been woven into two of the four programs.

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