Reviewed by Tony Villecco The Binghamton Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Jose-Luis Novo, executed a powerful and emotionally charged presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Requiem Sunday afternoon (Nov. 11) at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center. From the get-go, Maestro Novo led his brigade well, caressing Verdi’s lines with authenticity while provoking the orchestra and chorus to moments of delighted madness. Just as, for years, some critics and historians have asserted that Camille Saint-Saën’s lush opera Samson et Delilah is really more of an oratorio work, so too, have...
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