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Prokofiev's engaging Symphony No 1 in D was a delightful conclusion to the concert. The composer's wry, modern day Mozart symphony was played with energy and style. Santora's taut pacing and the ensemble's instrumental clarity were an utter delight. Strong, emphatic accents marked the outer movements while the Larghetto had warmth, shining lyricism, and silky string textures. There was charm aplenty in the Gavotte with principal clarinetist Richard Hancock offering scintillating tone in his solo. Principal flutist Christine Nield was virtuosic in the rapid fire roulades of the Molto vivace finale.

Mischa Santora
Mischa Santora

With its intelligent programming, excellent conductors and solo artists, and strong musical values, the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia has offered a splendid first season and a harbinger of great things to come!

Copyright © 21 March 2006 Lawrence Budmen, Miami Beach, USA

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