Joan Reinthaler Reviews ASO and Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Posted May 15, 2011 | Reviews, 

Garrick Ohlsson was the soloist in the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, giving a beautifully thought-out performance that highlighted the care and clarity he is so well known for. In the few places where thundering was called for, he thundered magnificently, but for the most part he spoke most eloquently through the transparency and agility of the cascades of notes in fast passages and the carefully weighted and released individual notes in the slow and quiet moments. After a few minutes of mutual adjusting at the beginning, Ohlsson and the orchestra found a comfortable working partnership.