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American violinist Soovin Kim was featured soloist as the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra performed Antonín Dvo?ák’s “Violin Concerto in A-minor, op. 53” on Saturday, April 2, at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center. It was a convincing demonstration of endurance in a composition uncharacteristically demanding of both bowing and fingering for long periods of time throughout its 32 minutes. The solo violin seemed to rise smoothly out of the ensemble, the orchestra deferring to the virtuoso’s cadenza passages, then just as smoothly ramping up again. The performance was met with an enthusiastic standing ovation from the full house.

The program opened with John Mackey’s Redline Tango and concluded with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, showing off many individual artists in the orchestra.

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Reviewed by Tony Villecco Binghamton University’s Anderson Center in its limited but varied season presented the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra Feb. 16 to an almost sold-out audience. Founded in 1978, the orchestra concentrates on symphonic repertoire of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, primarily in Russia, although it has traveled extensively, including the United States, Italy and Korea. Appropriately performing all Russian works, Maestro Alexei Kornienko opened with Rimsky-Korsakov’s "May Night Overture." While perhaps not the most exciting piece with which to begin a program, considering the...
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