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Monday, December 1, 2014

Greenwich Symphony Voyages to New Realms with Programming, Brilliant Soloist

It isn't often that a musical audience is transported from its earthly surroundings to pure states of mind, imagination, thought, and emotion, but that is what happened as the Greenwich Symphony, swollen to the fullest complement that the Dickerman Hollister auditorium at Greenwich High School stage could hold, played the second concert of it 57th season. Presenting works by Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich, the performance held listeners in thrall, from the lush and lilting Valses Nobles et Sentimentales of Ravel to the brooding, sometimes manic Shostakovich Violin Concerto #1 .


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