By Peter Perret
May 11, 2019 – Asheville, NC:
“The exceptionally large orchestra called for by the composer had played an exceptionally fine performance of an exceptionally difficult piece and this exceptional audience knew it!”
This concert will stick in my memory for a long time — not only was the program interesting, the violin soloist captivating, the orchestra memorable and the conductor dynamic, but the hall was packed! Over 2000 people, of all ages, including teenagers and young adults, filled the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium of the U.S. Cellular Center complex (capacity 2430) for the closing concert of the 2018-19 Masterworks season of the Asheville Symphony under the direction of its new Music Director, Maestro Darko Butorac.