Tacoma Symphony balances inventive, tradition; violinist Caroline Goulding stands out

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The News Tribune by Rosemary Ponnekanti

 

Inventive met traditional at the Tacoma Symphony concert Sunday in the Pantages Theater, both between pieces and within them. The orchestra bookended the afternoon program with a United States premiere by Portuguese composer Luis Tinoco that scattered musicians throughout the theater and the highly conventional “Reformation” symphony of Mendelssohn, while violin soloist Caroline Goulding injected the 112-year-old Sibelius concerto with imaginative sound.

 

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The awed audience member who uttered a solo “Whoa!” after the baton dropped summed it up for all of us.

 

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