Trevino led the orchestra through a gripping, edge of your seat performance. Toronto Symphony
Stravinsky’s Petrushka was a real test for guest conductor Robert Trevino as well as the soloists in every section of the orchestra. Trevino led the orchestra through a gripping, edge of your seat performance. There were outstanding solos throughout for trumpet, piano, English horn, bassoon, tuba, flute, clarinet and violin and percussion. The music of Stravinsky jumped off the page telling the tragic Russian tale of the puppet with the energy of a dramatic explosion. Both Trevino and the orchestra were brilliant!
Trevino is a dynamic young American conductor who at the age of 34 is as comfortable conducting opera as he is on the symphonic podium. His recent appointment to Music Director of the Basque Symphony Orchestra may keep him from consideration for the TSO position in 2018, but in last night’s performance, there was the kind of chemistry with both orchestra and audience that will be essential for the next Music Director of the orchestra.