October 12, 2016
Voce di Meche review of Double Bill 2
Music Director Geoffrey McDonald handles his chamber orchestra with incomparable skill. He was fortunate to have the string quintet known as “Sybarites” augmented by seven winds, percussion, harp and piano, performing the score to Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night the 1979 monodrama by Dominick Argento. The orchestration was quite interesting with growling bass and profuse employment of percussion.