Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Music for a Modern Age at the SF Symphony
reprised their December 2016 SoundBox performance of Lou Harrison's Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, an achingly lyrical piece co-composed by local violinist Richard Dee. It's a seven movement suite, and they played only three of them at SoundBox and four on this program. One of these days, Nadya will be allowed to perform the whole thing, which would be a delight because she obviously loves the music and made me cry all over again during the final Chaconne. Interestingly, this sweet, quiet, passionate work was the unexpected audience favorite on Sunday afternoon, possibly because it was an island of calm surrounded by assaultive musical seas.