Sunday, May 15th, 2016.

Three impeccable concerts by the Concepción Symphony Orchestra honored the University of Concepción on its ninety-seventh anniversary.

The performances took place on Thursday 12 at the UdeC Campus Gymnasium in Los Ángeles, and on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at the UdeC Theater in Concepción.

The heavy orchestration of Antonín Dvorák’s Cello Concerto might easily cover the soloist, but this was no obstacle for Leonardo Altino’s impressive stream of sound. He offered an exemplary performance, supported with obvious enthusiasm by the orchestra and conductor Mika Eichenholz. Then, the Swedish maestro led a no less exciting performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony that emphasized both the more brilliant and spectacular elements and the darker and more neurotic features of this score inspired by the blows of “Fate”.