Due to circumstances beyond our control, there was not room for the review of Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic to appear in the print edition of the Washington Post. Joe Banno’s review, however, is on-line: a Web exclusive of a concert that I was awfully sorry to miss. Temirkanov’s appearance at Strathmore reminds Washington of what it’s missing. by Joe Banno.
I, meanwhile, was in Norfolk at the opening of Ricky Ian Gordon’s new Civil War song cycle: a solidly structured chronological accounting of the lives of individuals during the war’s five years that somehow came across as facile, perhaps becuase the music never seemed to go deeper than mere decoration. Staging a civil Civil War: Song cycle “Rappahannock County” has its premiere, by Anne Midgette.
Another noteworthy concert this week was the final event of Young Concert Artists’ 50th anniversary season: the mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano gave what sounds like a terrific recital. Cecelia Porter reviewed it.