Sunday, February 13, 2011

Guest conductor struggles to connect with Cleveland Orchestra

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer

Standing in for another conductor is fine. Standing in the way of the music is not.

Alas, that’s exactly what Jun Markl ended up doing last weekend with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. Filling in for an ailing Vladimir Jurowski, Markl struggled to connect with the orchestra while displaying a frustrating penchant for holding back natural expression.  More