Symphony

Review: ‘Carmina’ aims high, overloads Senses

Review: ‘Carmina’ aims high, overloads Senses

My favorite moments in music performance are those when, as a member of the audience, I am able to make a connection to something personal — something musical that relates to something extra-musical, extending a memory or experience into the present space. Because I want music to be meaningful, it doesn’t take much — I am looking and listening for the connection.

REVIEW: CSO, Lee, Scaglione exhibit ‘masterful command’ of symphonic giants

REVIEW: CSO, Lee, Scaglione exhibit ‘masterful command’ of symphonic giants

On Thursday evening, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra presented two works that were likely unfamiliar to its audience, followed by Dvořák’s nationalistic Symphony No. 6. The ensemble exhibited enthusiasm for Kodály’s suite from Háry János and Bottesini’s first concerto for double bass, and a masterful command of one of symphonic literature’s giants.