Perry Tannenbaum, writing for the Classical Voice of North Carolina, has great things to say about the December 1 Charlotte Chamber Music concert, held at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and broadcast live by WDAV.
About flutist Sarah Sullivan’s performance of the Flute Concerto in D by Josef Myslivecek: “The soloist, 16-year-old Sarah Sullivan, was technically astonishing with a radiant tone and an aptitude for supple phrasing that was most telling in the middle Andante mezza voce movement. In the outer allegro movements, Sullivan sounded slightly tentative when she first entered but utterly secure and involved from her second solo onwards.”
And about soprano Melanie Russell and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate: “Obviously at the dawn of a bright career, Russell’s firm control of coloratura passages was swiftly manifested in the title aria, along with her felicitous ability to trill. When the music slowed for the “Tu virginum corona,” high notes were tender and creamy; low passages, if undistinguished, were pleasingly smooth.”
>> Read Mr. Tannenbaum’s full review
>> Listen to the concert