Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review - "Symphony soloist gives new energy to Beethoven Concerto"

Had an amazing time, last night, performing with the wonderful Des Moines Symphony and Maestro Joseph Giunta!  Thank you to the Des Moines Register for this wonderful review!  Now, off to the hall for the second performance!
"Symphony soloist gives new energy to Beethoven Concerto.  Guest soloist Charlie Albright enthralled the Des Moines audience with his performance of Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37." By the time Albright reached the first ethereal cadenza passage, his style at the piano was fully realized – clean but not sterile; delicate without a loss of vigor. If musicians were given monikers like movie characters, Albright could be hailed “The Tailor.” His precise movements and attention to detail set his performance of this w

ork apart.
Director Joseph Giunta and the musicians of the Symphony were dutifully receptive to this buoyant performance of the piece and responded in kind. As in Strauss' "Don Juan" earlier in the evening, there was sensitive string playing particularly as support for the soloistic moments. Albright continued to delight the audience with multiple encores including asking the listeners to call out pitches, which created the framework for an exciting classical improvisation."
...And a few quick photos!

Practice time at the Des Moines Symphony!
Charlie Albright
That guy looks familiar...
Charlie Albright at the Des Moines Civic Center
Charlie Albright at the Des Moines Civic Center

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