Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra presents exciting concert

Enigmatic Evolution

The Herald Journal by David Barry


“The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Sarah Ioannides presented a varied, yet well-integrated program on Nov. 14.”



“With careful control of musical dynamics, Ioannides and the orchestra allowed the soloist (violinist Kristin Lee) to shine through.”



“Elgar’s “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” were exciting, delicate, beautiful, subdued or intense as called for in the score. Small individual solo contributions by clarinet, viola and cello added to a polished and passionate performance. The Philharmonic’s trumpets, trombones, and tuba were especially incisive and well balanced while displaying a wide dynamic range.”


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