Congratulations on a fine concert yesterday. It was very exciting and I have received nothing but positive feedback. The Dvorak was particularly exhilarating. The tempi were good and the contrasts and colors you displayed were quite mature. It was a great start to the season. The Tchaikovsky powerfully communicated victory through strife as intended and am proud of the work you put into this epic piece. Congrats also to all of the soloists. You displayed professionalism, maturity, and truly shined.
While we can all recognize elements still in need of refinement, I think we displayed an energy that spread throughout the audience. We will continue working on a level of refinement with more sectional work and higher expectations for principal players to take responsibility helping their section to match certain stylistic elements and intonation. As I said before, there is a quick turn-around for this next concert. Our first dress rehearsal is TWO WEEKS from this Wednesday. But, I have no doubt that if we are all responsible and diligent, we will be successful.
Thank you for a wonderful first concert!