Award-winning cello soloist Victor Julien-Laferrière demonstrated an adroit use of rests, letting silence ring throughout the performance space at just the right moments.
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So it was surprising to find that somewhere along the line "Genoveva Overture," by Robert Schumann (1810-56), had taken Ravel's place as the opening piece for the Emile Bustani Auditorium's Saturday performance.Deservedly, the cello concerto was met with hearty applause, after which Julien-Laferriere treated the audience to an encore – the "Sarabande" from one of Johann Sebastian Bach's cello suites.Rimsky-Korsakov's fantasia is a fine example of program music – a composition that tells a story, usually attributed to the romantic era of European musical history (mid-18th to mid-19th century). With this last performance of the night, the Al Bustan Orchestra proved itself to be an excellent storyteller.The Al Bustan Festival's "Scheherazade" concert undoubtedly would have been more entertaining for musical history aficionados if it had included both Scheherazade pieces.
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