Warren-Green is on his Toes for Lively Mix of Mozart, Meyer, and WirénMar 6, 2021
By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC
Another harbinger of spring and burgeoning optimism could be found in CSO's most recent Mozart + Wirén concert. Back in February at the Holst + Elgar concert, only Holst's St. Paul Suite was lively and sunny enough to get musical director Christopher Warren-Green jumping up and down on the podium. Check out the webcast of the Mozart + Wirén program, still replaying online, and you'll find that both of these composers had the same effect, Mozart with his Divertimento for Strings in D and Swedish composer Dag Wirén with his Serenade for Strings. In between these two, Warren-Green offered the Charlotte premiere of Jessica Meyer's "Slow Burn," a piece originally devised two years ago to accompany a burlesque dancer in Saratoga. Jumping was probably not the proper response.