Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his super-star presence to the Jack Singer Concert Hall Thursday for a one-show appearance with the CPO in a performance of Dvorak’s much-loved Cello Concerto in B minor. To no great surprise, the hall was packed to the rafters, including all the extra seats in the choir stalls. The festive air was unmistakable. And Ma did not disappoint.
It surely must be a challenge for the CPO management to come up with a new, or even partially new, take on the annual outing of Handel’s Messiah.This year the CPO presented a compact, one might even say, stripped-down version of Handel’s most famous work. The orchestra consisted of only two desks of violins, with equally reduced numbers of other players to balance. And the soloists, with one exception, were drawn from the ranks of up-and-coming singers, not established national-level singers.
The Paris-based Ensemble Masques presented a tastefully played concert in the continuing Calgary Pro Musica Series at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre Sunday and Mondays evenings with a program devoted entirely to the music of G. P Telemann. While Telemann is now a familiar name with concert-goers, his music is still not heard frequently in public concerts, at least in Calgary. At least part of this neglect is the general preference of music of “obvious significance” in concert fare.
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