* Notes *
The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra performed in Berkeley yesterday afternoon as the final concert in a tour of the United States. The rather large orchestra, conducted by Eri Klas, displayed a fine control during Pärt's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. Likewise, the quiet parts of Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D major were played with sensitivity. The trombones did have a bit of an anuran sound.
* Tattling *
The audience was well-behaved. We skipped out on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, with Joyce Yang as the soloist, as it was a beautiful day.
The two encores were the Trepak from the Nutcracker and an Estonian piece. Klas was quite charming when he addressed the audience.