Last Saturday, the Dudamel Orchestra did their annual performance with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. The event was written up in the Boston Music Intelligencer, which described our students’ performance aptly:
“[The Dudamel Orchestra] integrated with Pro Arte under Director Gisèle Ben-Dor for three brief works to open the show: the Russian Sailor’s Dance from Reinhold Glière’s ballet The Red Pony; the Dance of the Tumblers from Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden; and finally a Pops-ified arrangement of the Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There. Making no concessions of tempo, the performances sounded bright, energetic and note-perfect. Frankly, we wished they had stuck around; at least one of the pieces on the principal part of the program could have benefited from the extra sonic heft they provided.”
Thank you so much to the Music Intelligencer, and to Vance R. Koven for the kind review! We were proud to have been part of that concert.