Michael Huebner at Arts Bham has reviewed the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's latest Masterworks concert. For the second concert in this season's Masterworks series, the Alys Stephens Center welcomed soloist Joyce Yang in a programme including Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Liszt's Totentantz, Falla's Nights in the Garden of Spain and Brahms' Symphony No. 3.
"... Izcaray has thus far revealed a solid, secure path of classic elegance. Another of Izcaray’s assets is his ability to shape colors, not through aggressive manipulation, but through subtle refinement. With a piano virtuoso of Joyce Yang’s caliber contributing Friday, the orchestra created an atmosphere of shimmering beauty in Manuel de Falla’s suave musical panorama, Nights in the Gardens of Spain."
With soloist Joyce Yang in the Green Room after Friday's Masterworks Concert.