Classical Beat: Joe Banno


Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Links: From Salerno-Sonnenberg to Simpson, a weekend review roundup

Links to reviews from a busy weekend that included everything from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to a small-scale staging of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.”

By Anne Midgette  |  12:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Banno, Stephen Brookes, Joan Reinthaler, Robert Battey, Charles T. Downey

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Links: a season ends, a festival opens

Links to reviews of the NSO’s last concert of the season; the beginning of the Washington Early Music Festival; and Christoph Eschenbach with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players.

By Anne Midgette  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSO, WEMF, Robert Battey, Joe Banno, Charles T. Downey

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Links: WNO’s “Werther,” the Philadelphia Orchestra, and other highlights.

In addition to the opening of Massenet’s “Werther,” the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit represented another highlight of this weekend’s classical concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Banno, Tom Huizenga, BSO, WNO

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Links: Bashmet disappoints, Steinbacher shines, and other recent reviews

A roundup of reviews by Washington Post critics from a busy few days of classical concerts.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Banno, Robert Battey, Charles T. Downey, Cecelia Porter, Joan Reinthaler

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Links: Josh Bell as music director; two local opera companies make good(ish); and other weekend highlights.

The violinist Joshua Bell led the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields; other notable concerts this weekend included two world premieres, one of an opera about 1950s self-help manuals (by Urban Arias) and one of an affirming orchestral piece with Sweet Honey in the Rock (by the NSO).

By Anne Midgette  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Banno, Robert Battey, Stephen Brookes, NSO

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Links: Reviews of Repin, Chen, and other weekend highlights

The violinist Vadim Repin disappointed; the violinist Ray Chen did not; Francesca Caccini got her moment in the spotlight; and the BSO appeared to mirror the Kennedy Center’s ongoing festival of Central European music.

By Anne Midgette, Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Robert Battey and Joe Banno  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Robert Battey, Joe Banno

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Links: Gheorghiu disappoints, Bronfman impresses, and other classical reviews

A hive of classical activity in the DC area this weekend leads to reviews of Angela Gheorghiu, Yefim Bronfman, Benjamin Grosvenor, the Jerusalem Quartet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with “Voices of Light,” and the Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonie.

By Anne Midgette  |  11:48 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  Charles T. Downey, Joan Reinthaler, Joe Banno, Samantha Buker

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 02/19/2012

YCA presents another striking debut

Joe Banno reviews the Washington debut of the 21-year-old violinist Benjamin Beilman, presented by Young Concert Artists.

By Joe Banno  |  12:22 AM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Classical Beat | Tags:  YCA, Joe Banno

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Links: Blomstedt delights at NSO; Emerson Quartet; more

Herbert Blomstedt and the NSO were a highlight in a week that included performances by the Emerson Quartet, the Leipzig Quartet, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio. The Post’s classical music critics report.

By Anne Midgette and others  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Brookes, Cecelia Porter, Joe Banno