Percussion dynamite, Viennese elegance, and Brahms at his happiest
Billed as an opportunity to “Shake off the winter blues with the theatrical thrills and evocative percussion of Peck’s Glory and the Grandeur” with rising violin star Asi Mathatius, it was our third time to the Symphony. I’m quickly coming to the realization that I’m not nearly as cultured as I had once hoped that I was. I’m sure like my willingness to drink coffee my appreciation for the Symphony will need time and exposure to develop. At this point I find Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 is almost as effective as Ambien – which is more lively than the ballet. I think my true favorite has been my first experience with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the Cirque de La Symphonie.
Peck: Glory & the Grandeur.
Percussionists: Tom Blanchard, Principal, Brian Kushmaul, and Shawn Galvin
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish
Asi Matathius, violin Brahms: Symphony No. 2