From the commencement of the masterworks concert at “The Collins Center for the Arts”, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Lucas Richman, skated directly into a well-known piece of music known as “Brahms Hungarian Dance no. 5”, sometimes referred to as the Russian dance song, with an unbound fury on the part of the string section.
Passing nearly a century of time, we transpose our attention to “Miklos Rozsa’s” Concerto for Viola, op. 37″, featuring special guest, “Gilad Karni”, whose emotional gravity in these movements promotes his earnest adoration through the limitless sounds emanating from his instrument. This live rendition coincides beautifully with “Gilad’s” CD, “Rozsa: Viola Concerto, Hungarian Serenade” and releases the same energetic qualities with mounting excitement. Spanning through quiet tension with a velveteen expression of clarity, the CD implodes with the sheer dynamic of the artful piece.
Beyond the highest degree of astuteness, “The Bangor Symphony Orchestra” enters the realm of “Tchaikovsky”, performing in its entirety, “Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36” with galant cordiality. Seeing as this had been “Tchaikovsky’s” last major piece of written music, the boundless emotion can be not only heard, but felt within the walls of the theatre. The strings were magnificently exhibited, allowing us to feel the full weight of their virtuosity. The percussion section tossed seasoning all throughout, adding subtle tid bits of noted detail. The master himself would see his destiny fulfilled this day as “Symphony 4” continues to take residence with unyielding stature.