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Nov. 22, 2008 at 11:36am

NW Sinfonietta Tonight @ The Rialto

courtesy nwsinfonietta.org

And I highly recommend taking a listen. Last night I had the pleasure of hearing the first concert of the NW Sinfonietta's 2009 season up at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Jcbetty extended a free ticket my way so I couldn't opt out and was very glad I went. Directed by Christophe Chagnard the show focuses on the impressionist styles Manuel de Falla, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel. The entire show read like a the paintings they projected overhead with amazing colors while, in most cases, not blatantly laying out theme after theme.

My favorites were Debussy's Petite Suite and the first two movements of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. The concerto featured amazing and joyous pianist Joel Fan and the first two movements were truly moving. The first because of the shades of Gershwin I heard throughout and the second for it's beautiful melancholy mood that struck a chord enough with me to make me tear up. After the piano concerto we were treated to an furious fingered encore from Fan and even a tango from the ensemble.

Thanks again to jcbetty for the invite and for a wonderful night of music. Nice thing here is that Tacoma doesn't have any parking garages you'll enter before the concert that will close soon thereafter then requiring you to have a building security guard get you in after hours. Silly Seattle...

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