Classical Music

A May of Mozart and other treats from BSO, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

A May of Mozart and other treats from BSO, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

In addition to a whole mess of rain, May brought a good deal of memorable Mozart performances to the Baltimore area.

When Kit Armstrong made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut in 2005, the California-born pianist was all of 13 and looked even younger. Last weekend, when he returned (the program book incorrectly dubbed this his BSO debut), Armstrong still seemed remarkably youthful, but played Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat very much like a mature musician.

What impressed throughout Friday’s performance, with Mario Venzago on the podium ensuring a close rapport between soloist and ensemble, was the integrity Armstrong brought to the score. Even though he didn’t...

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