Gloriously Rocking Chameleon

09 Dec 2019

Written by: Gwendoline Thornblade

Published in: Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Boldin dedicated the concert to the Dutch composer Theo Verbey, who died in October. His Four preludes to Infinity for oboe, violin, viola and cello came right after intermission. Each prelude recalls and recognizes the music of former times and celebrates its perpetual existence: “Mysterious” — the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern; “Restless” — the Russian avant-garde Prokofiev and Shostakovich, depicted with incessant motion; “Religious” — the German Baroque Bach, Handel and Telemann, with rich tonalities and liturgical sounds; and “Luminous” — the French Impressionism of Debussy, Ravel and Dukas. The exceptional ensemble of Nancy Dimock, oboe; Francesca DePasquale, violin; Caitlyn Lynch, viola; and Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello; executed to perfection.”