FRONT ROW CENTER: The Orchestra Now at Rose Theater
“Acclaimed guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta and The Orchestra Now arrived on stage to bask in the beautiful Rose Theater at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall with a full house in attendance. Falletta alighted the podium to masterfully lead the orchestra through a memorable afternoon of musical triumphs. Falletta’s baton was expressive and precise, effectively leading today’s luscious panoply of complex orchestral permutations.
The Orchestra Now stands proudly in a well-earned tradition of excellence among the superb symphony orchestras that regularly perform in New York City. And while they celebrate major standard repertoire (sometimes called the three B’s – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms), they take care to include adventurous works that warrant recognition and performance before eager patrons.
Today’s program was exciting and richly diverse. Solos around the stage were ubiquitous and challenged the artists while thrilling listeners. Each section of the orchestra was repeatedly featured and demonstrated the power and vitality of the woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings sections.” —Edward Kliszus