“Ciprés” for Orchestra Review: “a radiant wash of color”
Posted on June 1, 2018
Review: Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s works by 3 composers wows audience
By Jennifer Hambrick / For The Columbus Dispatch
Posted Apr 7, 2018
“A world premiere, a world-class soloist and one of the wildest symphonies the world has ever known blew the roof off the Ohio Theatre Friday night when Rossen Milanov led the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist Jennifer Koh in works by Andreia Pinto-Correia, Sibelius and Berlioz.
Commissioned by and dedicated to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Pinto Correia’s Ciprés, inspired by poetry of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, was a radiant wash of color. The violins began with only the faintest thread of sound, growing almost imperceptibly. Out of this came a depiction of static water; eerie, towering cypresses; then poplars, then willows, emerging in bristling dissonances.”
Ciprés was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras and the Columbus Symphony with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation