Chamber CrescendoApr 6, 2021
by Rebecca Winzenried, Symphony Magazine
Orchestras are thinking small--as in the size of ensembles, the size of audiences, the size of programs. Granted, it was not entirely by choice. Pandemic-related restrictions on the number of persons allowed to gather, indoors or out, and social-distancing guidelines for onstage set-ups have meant measuring programs out in 60-minute segments and six-foot increments. Yet amidst it all, a bit of silver lining has been glimpsed, as symphony orchestras embrace the power of chamber music.