The Top 10 Performances of 2013

18. December 2013.


8. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Opening the Regional Arts concert series at the Kravis Center in November, this Baltic ensemble proved itself a world-class orchestra, with lustrous strings, tangy woodwinds and mellow brass creating a distinctive, beautifully balanced sound. Russian conductor Nikolai Alexeev led a gleaming reading of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan offered a fleet, electrifying performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. One of the year’s most pleasant surprises. (LB)


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