April 11, 2016
Rave Review for Weekend Concert
This past weekend's concert entitled "Symphonic Dances" led by guest conductor Susanna Malkki, and featuring guest cellist Anssi Karttunen, won high praise from the South Florida Classical Review.
"On Saturday the Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki stepped onto the podium, in a return visit for a conductor who is ascending into the upper echelon of her profession. A frequent guest with top U.S. and international orchestras, she was just named principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
"In a concert at New World Center in Miami Beach, with a full crowd outside watching a broadcast from the adjacent park, she led a magnificent performance of brilliant French and Russian works that drew on the full range of colors that can only be produced by a symphony orchestra.
"[Karttunen] threw himself into an energetic, intense performance, handling all of the work’s technical challenges and looking exhausted as he hit the final notes."
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