In the Monday (6/15) edition of the Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell reviews the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s June 13 Latino Festival Concert, conducted by Alondra de la Parra. “She supplied clear and meaningful stick technique, and, apart from over-egging the brass, a very musical feeling for energy, shape and proportion. The most interesting piece on the program was Piazzolla’s Tangazo, mixing contrapuntal mystery, dreamy passages (David Heyde and Haley Hoops contributing beautiful horn solos) and toe-tapping dances. The Suite No. 2 from Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat got a performance alternatively seductive and dazzling. [Brazilian composer Camargo] Guarnieri’s Dansa brasileira was a cheerfully chugging overture, and Gismonti’s two-guitars-and-orchestra Sete Aneis, performed with the Brasil Guitar Duo (Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora), suggested some influence from minimalism.” Also on the program were Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and pieces by Egberto Gismonti and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Posted June 17, 2009