FORT WORTH - Whatever the play of neurons and chemicals involved, music can pack an emotional — even physical —wallop. That's how it was for me Friday night at Bass Performance Hall, in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's performance of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. I've known and loved the piece for years: settings for tenor of poems about night and sleep, dreams and nightmares, in moods ranging from serene to terrifying.
Sunken Garden is opera for someone raised in the world of sci-fi films. Apart from having singers, sets and an orchestra in the pit, its high-tech video and 3-D effects certainly inhabit a world far from the Dallas Opera's usual fare. But there it was Friday night at the Winspear Opera House: the Dallas Opera presenting the American premiere of Dutch composer/video artist/stage director Michel van der Aa's multimedia imagination of an intersection between life and, well, something else.
Could this be the next music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra? That question kept running through my head Thursday night, as Fabio Luisi made one of the most compelling guest conductor appearances in recent memory. He led the DSO in a brilliant and elegantly detailed Strauss Ein Heldenleben, and was no less convincing in the Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto – even if Lise de la Salle wasn't entirely persuasive as soloist.
Fabio Luisi was the DSO's fabulous guest conductor tonight. If he's interested in the music director's job, he'd be a strong contender. Review is filed, but probably won't be posted 'til Friday morning.
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