Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

NMSO event infused with passion.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal

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Passion and intelligence were the keynotes Friday night as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra continued its Berlioz Festival in Popejoy Hall with selections from his contemporaries and excerpts from his opera, "Les Troyens."

In writing the opera, Hector Berlioz noted that one must strive to do the most fiery things coolly. His comment could serve as a critique of this evening in which strong emotions were realized with calm command.

It was the union of conductor Guillermo Figueroa and his elder sister, guest pianist Ivonne Figueroa, that lit up the first half of the program. …

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