Above: A view from the stage: the storied Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as seen by the NSO’s pianist, Lambert Orkis, on the orchestra’s South America tour. Last night the orchestra played its final concert, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Lambert Orkis) (Courtesy of the National Symphony Orchestra.) (Lambert Orkis/Lambert Orkis)
Reviews have been generally adulatory. “Eschenbach’s conducting is of an admirable clarity; his gestures are precise,” said the reviewer in El Pais of the NSO’s June 22 concert in Uruguay. My Portuguese is not up to tackling the reviews from Brazil, but anyone who wants to locate them is welcome to post them in the comments section.
Finally, the NSO has been posting occasional pictures of the tour over on their blog, for those who want a few more shots.
Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.