Friday, October 2, 2015

Review | Masterfully performed. A pure joy - Detroit Pro Musica

This past week marked my first time in the city of Detroit.

While I've visiting Michigan a countless number of times, I've generally flown into DTW and driven west to Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, etc.  But I had the chance to perform at the Max M. Fisher Music Center at Orchestra Hall for Pro Musica Detroit, and had a wonderful time!

Here are some excerpts:

Charlie's debut at Pro Musica Detroit was met with critical acclaim. Writer Josiah Tazelaar raved that "the audience loved what it heard!" Albright's Schubert "had the perfect touch" and "the audience also became part of his communication with us."

"Ah! What a fine interpretation!" was written with regard to Charlie's performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. "Charlie enhanced his performance by speaking clearly before each composition he was about to play. All evening we were in this, together!"

"The highlight for many was his improvisation, which is what sets Charlie apart from other pianists. The thrill here is hearing a glorious piece of music, all the while realizing that it had never been heard before, and will never be heard again. The audience cheered!"

Tazelaar continued that "Albright's Chopin was a pure joy. Chopin struck just the right position, and Charlie put his personal stamp on his interpretation. A bravura performance, this!"

Charlie Albright at Olive Garden with Mrs. Adsit

Sunny day in Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts


Charlie Albright with Detroit Pro Musica President Stan Beattie

Beautiful mural by Diego Rivera

Concert time!

With the Adsits

Post-concert Chef Boy-ardee Ravioli

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