Dudamel Orchestra Opens For ProArte Concert
The walls of All Saints Parish in Brookline rang with beautiful music on Saturday, March 2nd as our Dudamel Orchestra performed three pieces, the 3rd movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the 4th movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Finlandia by Sibelius, with members of the ProArte Chamber Orchestra. Then, while the stage was set for the rest of the concert, the Dudamel Brass wowed the audience with their repertoire and their sound.
Each of the last two years, our students have opened the concert showcasing the winners of ProArte’s Annual Concerto Competition. This year there were five young soloists, three on piano (including a brother/sister duet), a cellist and a double bassist. The audience of friends and family of both orchestras was amazed by the caliber of all the performers.
Our students were particularly impressed with the virtuosity of the soloists. Many of them noted how unusual it was to hear such high notes on the double bass. They loved watching the soloist’s fingers flying up and down the fingerboard. Other audience members who had never heard our orchestra before were impressed at the sophistication of the musical choices and the rich and dynamic sound produced by our young musicians. Bravo!