Pierre Vallet
Acclaim
Greenwich Village Orchestra, (November 2011) Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Over

"The Greenwich Village Orchestra's most recent concert this past Sunday featured fresh, energetic, revealing takes on a couple of familiar favorites, bookending an unexpected interlude. Led by guest conductor Pierre Vallet, the ensemble opened with Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture: lush, dreamy beauty shifting to brighter and more energetic, with pinpoint French horn flourishes and a bouncy precision...

 

From sweeping, craggy, windy bluster to more simple, catchy songcraft and then up with more drama, particularly the final song in the cycle, "The Swimmer," ...the orchestra gave [mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnson Cano] Johnson Cano a lush backdrop for her vivid, turbulent evocation."

 

 
 

 

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