Check out the review Alan Sherrod wrote of this week’s masterworks performances with the fabulous Paul Huang and guest conductor Joshua Gersen.
Of Strauss’s “Death and Transfiguration” Sherrod wrote:
Gersen uncovered every shred of sadness in the piece, given substance by beautiful work from the KSO woodwinds. The solo violin (concertmaster William Shaub) carries a lyrical theme which peacefully returns a bit later in the flute (Hannah Hammel). Eventually, the sadness is overcome by the transfiguration, a soaring and luminous ending that was endowed with both mystery and majesty by Gersen and the orchestra.