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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/20/2012

NSO tour: review roundup

The critics in Mexico and Trinidad were generally excited by the NSO’s appearance. Even at Bellas Artes in Mexico City, orchestras the size of the NSO don’t come through every day, so last week’s concert was a big event.

El Economista: “Prodigious concert!” Mi Zamora: “National Symphony Orchestra begins its South American tour.” Informador: “Washington Symphony conquers Bellas Artes public.”

It’s notable that more than one of the reviews took the opportunity to chide the public for improper behavior, bringing to mind the adage that Virgil Thomson’s editor drilled into him when he first started writing for the New York Herald Tribune in the 1940s: Never blame the audience.

In Trinidad, where the orchestra played on Friday, the Guardian noted that the orchestra “played with great cohesion and precision.”

More to come.

By  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/20/2012

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