Osmo Vänskä, music director
Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a
Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, op. 47
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
Our Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra season tickets brought us a bonus: last night's concert by the Minnesota Orchestra, featuring violinist Midori, now forty years old but with a 29-year professional career behind her. Definitely worth going out on a Friday night for. What's more, on a weekend when we must lose an hour, we gained a day, a psychological advantage at least as real as whatever people think we gain by fiddling with the clocks. Since most of our concerts are on Saturday nights, today felt like Sunday—until we realized Sunday was still a day away!