Review: Boston Musical Intelligencier - Bach Would Have Approved
In Concerto No. 5, the liquid lines of flutist Emi Ferguson joined the strings; she often appeared to float aloft on the very melodies she was creating. Nosky joined the solo ranks too, but the fifth Brandenburg will always belong to the harpsichord. Watson wove the extended solo with a mirthful shine; the audience’s uncontainable adulation erupted the moment the ensemble rejoined, giving the whole movement the feel of a jazz chart where soloists are acknowledged while the piece plays on – a refreshingly unbridled moment in the concert hall.