Vellykket USA-turné for Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, med gode meldinger i lokal presse.

Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester - fioliner (foto: Eirik Reitan)

Både The Washington Post og New York Times har gitt gode omtaler til Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester (BFO) under USA-turneen som avsluttes i disse dager.

“At Carnegie Hall on Tuesday evening, led by Andrew Litton, its conductor since 2003, the Bergen Philharmonic played with an unusual solidity and warmth, and produced a breadth of color that gave it a distinctive sonic thumbprint”, skriver Allan Kozinn i The New York Times.

Til nå har orkesteret spilt for mellom 10.000 og 12.000 publikummere, og mottatt gode kritikker i amerikanske aviser. De siste konsertene fant nylig sted i Charlotte og Atlanta, og orkesteret er tilbake i Bergen i kveld.

Gene Gaudette i The Classical Source skriver blant annet:

“There were two encores: some of the best Grieg I have ever heard in the form of his The Last Spring – the Bergen string players brought poignant substance to this miniature – and a hair-raising rendition of the Act Two finale of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet that was more than a little reminiscent of Erich Leinsdorf’s way with this music during his Boston Symphony years.”

Washington Post ved anmelder Mark J. Estren mente at:

“In a more substantive vein, the Bergen Philharmonic’s excellent cellos and basses provided strong grounding for clean and precise sound in Grieg’s Piano Concerto. This orchestra surely knows the concerto inside out – Grieg himself was once its artistic director – but played it as if it was freshly minted.”

BFO har også mottatt gode anmeldelser i Palm Beach Daily News og Orlando Sentinel.

“It is one of the world’s truly great orchestras”, mente Ken Keaton (Palm Beach Daily News).

— Høydepunktet var konserten i legendariske Carnegie Hall 6. november med kulturminister Trond Giske til stede i salen, melder BFO.

Det er Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester som melder dette.