AN EVENING AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Sitting where we sat the sound quality was intoxicating. I was able to here all of the instruments and then when Sarah Chan began to play I was brought to tears. A gifted and masterful performance from Chan of Shostakovitch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77. Played the way only those who have mastered their instrument so thoroughly that they now give performances that seem effortless and coming from the heart. The orchestra members seemed equally moved by her performance and the Phil gave an inspired performance of Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 as well.
An absolutely wonderful night that has left a very positive impression on my soul. Thanks Rick!
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