Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Takacs performance transcendent.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal


Despite ups and downs over the past decade the Albuquerque-Santa Fe sector of the classical music scene has, unlike the stock market, sustained a remarkable upward trend. As Friday night's June Music Festival appearance in the Simms Center by the Takacs Quartet demonstrated, the returns can be astoundingly high.

Between them, the June Music Festival and the Takacs Quartet, its current resident ensemble, have 90 years of experience, the Festival celebrating its 62nd season, and the Takacs now in its 28th year. Friday, that collective wisdom yielded an experience extraordinary in any musical form.

The Takacs charged the performance with such electricity that nobody, even those most ignorant of or resistant to classical music, could have resisted the surge. …

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