Concert Review: “Poetry, death and beauty at KSO concert” By Harold Duckett

Here’s another review of our recent performances featuring Paul Huang playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Guest Conductor Joshua Gersen.

Harold writes of Huang’s playing:

His playing is elegant. Each note is played with such clarity the music sounds as though it is being played slowly to get every nuance just right. Even his trills have a sense of atomic precision. The high notes are so brilliant there is a tendency to think they are played slightly sharp, a trick often used by violin and, especially, trumpet players to give their notes an added quality of brightness.

He also goes on to write:

Adjusting to a new conductor is something with which the musicians of the KSO have had recent experience, with the arrival of new KSO music director and conductor Aram Demirjian.

From the leaflets again passed out by the musicians before last night’s concert, it seems that the KSO organization and the musicians’ union continue to have more adjusting to do on another front.

There is still some distance between KSO Management and the musicians that performs these concerts, and we are working very hard to identify and build bridges to cross that distance. Read more about the newest leaflet here.


The fabulous violinist Paul Huang was our guest soloist for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto!

Read the Full Review Here: