Superstars At Play
BFOM recital slightly revisedby Christopher Key
By the time tonight’s Bellingham Festival of Music recital was over, my program looked like a Pentagon flow chart, with arrows going every which way. Cellist Joshua Roman, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy and pianist Kevin Murphy decided they wanted to have a little fun and bring the audience along with them. I didn’t hear any complaints.
Roman got things underway with Boccherini’s Cello Sonata #6 in A Major, G.4. He is starting to mature a bit and looks somewhat less like a 12-year-old. Maybe it’s just the glasses. One thing he has not lost is the boyish charm which, when added to his technical wizardry, have made him a superstar. This was demonstrated just prior to his launching into a particularly difficult passage. He gave the audience a little half-smile that seemed to say “Watch this!” It was definitely worth watching.
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