Live Music: CSO and Julia Albers

Tonight we are treated to a sampling of classical staples. The appetizer is the overture to Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Perfect to whet the appetite. Next is Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. The cellist, Julia Albers, is built like an athlete, but gives us a performance that is both strong and delicate. The little melancholic lapses into a minor key are so expressive amidst the symmetry and rhythm of the rest of the piece, they linger in my memory through the intermission. The finale is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”. As usual I’m served more than I can eat in one meal, but Beethoven manages to keep tugging me back to the table. A post-thanksgiving feast!

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