New issue of KCMetropolis.org today, and I have a one new review:
Last weekend I saw another stellar violinist at the Folly Theater: Nicola Benedetti on the Harriman-Jewell Series. This was her second appearance on the series, first in her 2007 Kansas City debut on the Harriman-Jewell’s Discovery Series. I didn’t see that concert, but after listening to her recordings for a while now I was excited to not miss the chance to hear her live this month.
Benedetti picked very emotional, expressive Romantic repertoire, arguably just about perfect for the day after Valentine’s Day. I loved the Prokofiev sonata the best, though, b’duh! The only selection from the twentieth century, this one was the most compelling to me and I felt like each movement contributed to telling a larger story, and all together it had a depth that goes beyond your average sonata, I thought. Anyway if Benedetti’s in your town soon on this current tour, check her out! She’s a dynamic player. I’d love to see her do a concerto with full orchestra sometime.
Read my full review at KCMetropolis.org: Benedetti’s romance woos