Concert Review

Classical KING FM Seattle, WA July 12, 2012

... Then came one of the evening’s big surprises: Bion Tsang’s reading of Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” (reworked for cello by Maurice Marechal). Tsang has always been a reliably excellent utility player with the festival, but this performance was something special: tremendous subtlety, beautiful shading, loads of interpretative finesse. With the pianist Inon Barnatan, Tsang produced a variety of tone colors, ranging from the smoky and subtle to the feisty and assertive. It was a compelling performance that drew sustained cheers from the audience.

By Melinda Bargreen

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