Rave Reviews from 2007

  • Oct 13, 2007
The Oregon Bach Festival's 2007 season was a huge success, both artistically and financially. See the links and stories below for views and reviews about the 38th season. Festival's finale grand, though short of perfect Review: The energy of the Missa Solemnis had its own momentum and emotional reward, writes Tom Manoff. Plus, a recap of some favorite performers from throughout the Festival. Triad makes Saturday's concert a triumph Review: Terry McQuilkin covers the "radiant and well-balanced" performance of Triad. The 5 Browns put 50 fingers to good use Review: What do you do with 440 piano keys? Tom Manoff reviews the sold out concert of The 5 Browns. Festival brings 'King David' to life Review: Kirk Boyd's imaginative direction and Robin Engelen's conducting anchored "King David," according to James Bash of The Register-Guard. Better with the Russians than with Bach Review: Bernd Glemser's interpretations of Shostakovitch and Rachmaninoff intrigued Terry McQuilken. Intimate artistry wins over audience Review: Midori's virtuosity flat-out wowed a near sellout crowd, writes James Bash in The Register-Guard. Orchestral concert walks a familiar line Review: The Bach and Family concert illustrated what's inspired as well as workaday, observes reviewer Terry McQuilkin. Opening night resonates with celebration Review: Tom Manoff reviews Friday's opening for The Register-Guard. Majestic Brahms opens Bach fest Review: David Stabler of the Oregonian writes about the "enveloping beauty" in Friday's opening, the Brahms Requiem.