Walter Waugaman
I enjoyed the concert very much. When the orchestra came out on stage, I noticed that there was only about 2/3 the normal compliment of players, however, this turned out to perfect for the music performed in this concert in the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center. The two Haydn symphonies, No. 16 and No. 49 were new experiences for me. I thought the orchestra played them both well with ideal balance between all of the instruments with exception of the harpsichord which was barely audible. All other aspects of the orchestra's performance such as intonation, entrances and etc. seemed just about perfect to me.

Wendy Warner's performance set a very high standard that seemed to me to be equal to that of one of her teachers Mstislav Rostropovich whom I heard perform this same concerto in Verizon Hall about five or six years ago. I thought her playing was awesome just as I remember hearing her when she was in Curtis only more so!
Posted on 27 Sep 2009, 10:17 PM