Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Dvorak & Vivaldi
On Saturday evening, I went to the Musical Instrument Museum's concert hall to see the Chamber group of the Phoenix Symphony perform. It was my first time to see a performance in this space and I was impressed. It is a small theater with an excellent line of vision down to the stage.
The chamber group performed Dvorak's Serenade in E Major for the first half and a favorite of mine, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the second half. The soloist is Steven Moeckel who is the concert master for the Phoenix Symphony and who has performed as a soloist around the world. I met Steven several weeks ago after a symphony performance through my good friend David and Saturday evening I got to meet his parents who were visiting Phoenix to see him perform. Steven is a superb performer and an all-around nice guy. I feel privileged to know him. Oh, and the performance of The Four Seasons was nothing short of spectacular.