1. PD
    November 21, 2017 @ 4:28 pm

    What a difference a week (and a conductor) make! After a very disappointing French program we just got an amazing performance by the San Diego Symphony (and of the Master Chorale) to cherish indeed. I would agree with this review on pretty much every point except that I would be way less indulgent with the vocal soloists. With the exception of mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, it was to my ears a very unfortunate miscast. In my opinion, Mozart’s (i.e not Verdi’s) Requiem doesn’t need, and actually suffers from such wide vibratos (soprano and bass) and the tenor didn’t sound to be in his best vocal form. Markus Stenz’ Beethoven last season had left me cold, but his Haydn was quite something and proved that he is of a higher caliber than lots of the other contenders for the position of Music Director. Let’s hope he is on the short list…


  2. Ken Herman Ken Herman
    November 22, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

    I corrected the name of the trombone soloist in the Mozart Requiem. Sam Wamhoff was substituting for Logan Chopyk in these performances.


  3. Eric R Mooney
    November 30, 2017 @ 12:56 am

    I always enjoy reading Ken Herman’s nicely written reviews. His immense descriptive vocabulary is amazing and makes reading the reviews especially satisfying.


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