DSO delivers shining Fall term performance
On Saturday evening, students and community members filled Spaulding Auditorium for the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra's fall concert.
Directed by Anthony Princiotti, the DSO welcomed classical music lovers and non-enthusiasts alike with Mozart's "Overture to la Clemenza di Tito."
The short and energetic opening piece awakened the audience's senses in preparation for Felix Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64," featuring Jennifer Jameson '94, who displayed a musical gift fueled by years of dedication. Her brilliant performance throughout the three movements garnered three standing ovations from an appreciative crowd.
After the admission the audience sunk back into their seats, but the power of Schubert's "Symphony in b minor (The Unfinished Symphony)" prevented them from settling too far back. The strings created an ominous, stirring mood that was pierced by the clarity of the woodwinds. Particularly noteworthy was the performance of clarinetist Eric Portland '94.
The evening ended on a lively note with Zoltan Kodaly's "Hary Janos Suite." This piece, with the humorous quality of its six movements, provided a pleasant contrast to the earlier portion of the program.
In the fourth movement, unconventional and disgusting sounds emanating from the brass and percussion sections added to the jocularity of the suite. The audience was tickled by the tuba's guttural noises.
A loud drum stroke concluded the sixth movement and the concert.
The DSO is comprised of students and local musicians and performs near the end of each term. For those who missed Saturday's performance, the winter concert should be equally stimulating.