Last Saturday evening's performance of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra was masterful! Maestro James Domine opened the program with not one but two great overtures: The "Overture to Nabucco,"otherwise known as the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, by Giuseppe Verdi, which is very well-known to opera lovers; and Robert Schumann's beautiful but seldomly heard "Genoveva Overture."
The next selection, "Music Madly Makes the World Go Round," by composer Cary Belling, who is also a violinist with the SFVSO, was charming and delightful; full of whimsy and unexpected surprises. It totally delighted the audience, who applauded and cheered him and the Orchestra.
Following the intermission came the last offering of the evening, Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony #3 in A minor, the "Scottish," This very popular and gorgeous piece of music was played to perfection and completely captivated the audience. Their applause brought back Maestro Domine from the wings several times to take his bows. Kudos to him and to the excellent musicians who made this evening so very special.