British Conductor Matthew Halls Leads the NSO, With Cellist David Hardy
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The last date listed for National Symphony Orchestra: Halls/Hardy was Saturday June 15, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Philip John
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I have always wanted to hear a live performance of Vaughn Williams' Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony.) This performance did not disappointment, especially done beautifully with a good young British conductor, Halls, with a very disciplined baton. The Ravel Toumbeau de Couperin was just an added bonus. The middle work, by recently deceased composer Dutilleaux, a modern cello concerto played by the NSO's principle cellist, was not my cup of tea, though I'm sure it was performed very well. I didn't care. It was the Vaughn Williams that I went to hear and I was therefore happy. Go Friday and Saturday. You won't be disapointed.
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The NSO gave Matthew Halls all he wanted in a terrific, diverse set of suites. The opening suite gave me the visual of walking through a peaceful meadow, slowly gazing at a meandering creek. Accomplished guest cellist David Hardy joined the fold...continued
Performance Timing: Part One – 43 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 44 min.
RAVEL – _Le Tombeau de Couperin _
DUTILLEUX – _Tout un monde lointain _
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Symphony No. 2, “A London Symphony”