HEADLINE: Chamber Concert Culminates In Applause, Bows
Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet is not the freshest work to sully our ears in recent times, comprising self-evidently a well-worn chestnut, but one assumes it was fresh when it was written. Such, if any, seemed to be the contention of the (ADJECTIVE) musicians who performed with (QUANTITY, PLURAL) of verve last evening at the (MUPPETS CHARACTER) (SCOTTISH SURNAME) Performing Arts Center. Whether this verve was (MILDLY DISPARAGING ADJECTIVE), this critic is not yet prepared to offer judgement.
If the musicians seemed a bit (ADJECTIVE) at the first, perhaps this was due to the bowstrokes of (EASTERN EUROPEAN SURNAME), reminiscent more of (DESSERT) than a (ATHLETIC EVENT). This critic, let me tell you, will be none too eager to hear the music of (20th CENTURY COMPOSER) again, as his (BLENDER SETTING) of dissonance seems merely a (EXTREMELY DISPARAGING ADJECTIVE) rehash of (19th CENTURY COMPOSER). But, I don’t wish to be critical. Tender moments (VERB PAST TENSE), and the able musicians were not entirely (VEGETATIVE STATE).
The concert proceeded onwards, after its first piece, to the second, and to the rhythmic (FENCING MANEUVER) of the duo pianists in (FRENCH SURNAME, POSSESSIVE) (FRENCH NOUN). Though their accuracy was not always utterly (BEWILDERING PHRASE VAGUELY MEANING “GOOD”), their (FRENCH ADJECTIVE) and (FRENCH BODYPART) somewhat (VERB, PAST TENSE). Mr. (SILLY SURNAME) seemed to approach the 88 keys with a bit more (DAIRY PRODUCT), but this was more than grounded by Mr. (ANOTHER SILLY SURNAME)’s aggressive, (MEAT PRODUCT)-like sensibilities.
However, all Gallic (PRETENTIOUS NOUN) was forgotten in the welcomed aftermath of intermission, when, refreshed, the musicians strutted Germanically back onstage to somewhat deserved applause to play the third and final previously mentioned work. (EASTERN EUROPEAN SURNAME) soared through the familiar work with (BODY OF WATER, PLURAL) of virtuosic (NOUN) which reminded us of none more than the youthful (FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES or NFL QUARTERBACK). Other players also (VERB, PAST TENSE) with aplomb, particularly (FEMALE PORN STAR NAME), whose vibrato was not unlike her (HAIRSTYLE). The Scherzo especially oozed with humor and (PRETENTIOUS SYNONYM FOR HUMOR), yet no one was laughing, least of all this listener, when the players dedicated the (SENTIMENTAL ADJECTIVE) encore to the memory of (RECENTLY PASSED AWAY CELEBRITY).
All in all, the evening, despite certain caveats, was a musical (NOUN), and made a convincing (REALLY BORING NOUN), if nothing else.
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