Tag Archives: Kayo Ishimaru

Joshua Bell Wows JSO Audience with Bruch Violin Concerto

Violinist Joshua Bell was the featured performer for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s concert this past weekend. The audience that arrived for the sold-out performance (the choral terrace seats were opened to comply with the demand) and sat through the first … Continue reading

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Pianist Leon Fleisher, Richard Strauss, Dramatic End to Season

Pianist Leon Fleisher has earned the respect of his fans if the increased volume of applause on last Saturday evening was any indication. When he came onto the stage to perform Maurice Ravel’s (1875-1937) Concerto for the Left Hand for … Continue reading

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Why Strauss, Vaughan Williams and Holst Don’t Need Program Notes

I’m used to giving my interpretation of classical concerts, positive reviews, after I enjoy them in person. And I can honestly comment that the concert this past weekend with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra was all about the music. The point of … Continue reading

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