Happy Friday. In case you don’t make it out to any concerts this weekend, the concert can come to you:
Between now and Monday at 12noon Eastern Time, the Detroit Symphony is streaming their recent performance of Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducting the Mahler Fifth Symphony and the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 with Emanuel Ax serving as soloist. Click HERE, enter a little bit of registration information, and voila! You’re in.
Ever since the DSO and musicians resolved the conflicts that led to a damaging break in performances they are doing their best to re-engage audiences and rehabilitate their reputation within the confines of a reduced budget and concert schedule. Their live webcasts have been a part of these efforts. They have been doing live webcasts of many of their concerts, and they had previously streamed this particular concert back in February.
Watching and hearing Manny Ax is always a pleasure, and this performance of the Mozart 22nd is no exception. Mr. Slatkin and orchestra give a credible reading of the Mahler 5th. Bob Sullivan, Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony and the guest first trumpet in this performance, sounds quite noble in his prominent first movement solo work and throughout the entire symphony.
Photo credit: Donald Dietz/Detroit Symphony Orchestra