NYC Premiere of the Viola d'amore concerto
Soloist Edmundo Ramirez brought a graceful but plaintive, sometimes vividly aching edge and an acerbic tone to the night’s most stunning work, Anna Veismane‘s Concerto for Viola d’Amore. A tone poem, more or less, its tectonic sheets shifted slowly and methodically and grew more haunting as it went on, building a surreal, dangerously otherworldly mood with close harmonies from the strings.
VICTOR KIOULAPHIDES Summer Concerto
MAX LIFCHITZ Yellow Ribbons No. 52
ALLA PAVLOVA Concertino
ANNA VEISMANE Viola d’Amore Concerto
Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Chamber Orchestra