On Saturday, Oct. 15, the St. Olaf Orchestra will embark on a nine-day quest to rock the Midwest with Rachmaninoff. The 92 musicians will travel by bus to play nine concerts in eight different states, arriving in New York City on Sunday, Oct. 23 for a final concert in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center before flying home to attend classes the next day.
This Saturday, Skoglund Auditorium played host to one of modern rocks biggest buzz bands The Bravery. Too bad the heavily promoted, ill-attended fall concert reaffirmed an enduring rock axiom: Hype rarely equals quality.
When Oleg Pokhanovski walked onto the stage of Urness Recital Hall, dropped his bow to the strings of his violin and began to play the light, quick, slightly ethereal passages of Pietro Locatellis Labyrinth, it was immediately clear that this recital would be special.