Philharmonia program demands fine-tuning

October 24, 2003
The program of tonight’s Yale Philharmonia concert might be properly characterized as “Three Cuties and a Shostakovich.” Guest conductor Anshel Brunislow will lead the orchestra through some of the most adorable pieces Russian composers have conspired to create: Kabalevsky’s “Overture to Colas Breugnon,” Mussorgsky’s “Introduction to Khovantchina,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.” Though the first »

YSO breathes life into Brahms, Berlioz

October 17, 2003
If Maestro Shinik Hahm’s interpretations occasionally lean towards plain vanilla, the Yale Symphony Orchestra responds to his baton with a rich, creamy sound. Tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, YSO will be performing three pieces that easily earn their place on the list of 19th-century favorites: the Brahms second piano concerto and both the »