Chi brings the house down
KATHERINE Chi made a triumphant return to the stage of our Community Auditorium in the third Masterworks Concert of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO).
Her performance of Grieg’s A minor piano concerto was the high light of the concert…
These great piano concertos, because they are familiar to our ears and readily engage our emotions, can seem simple or old fashioned when we hear them. But, matched to the right orchestra and conductor, they become fresh, alive and vibrant.
Add a superior soloist and the music will move you profoundly. That is what Katherine Chi, conductor Leslie Dala and our TBSO musicians did on Thursday evening.
Chi knows this piece inside and out and her attention to both power and delicacy was superb.
But it is the superb performances that all of them, collectively, gave us in the Grieg piano concerto that will be my lasting memory.
Chronicle Journal | January 30, 2016