This weekend Peoples’ Symphony Concerts in New York presented two excellent concerts. In the Arens Series at Washington Irving High School, we heard the Johannes String Quartet, joined with guests from the Guarneri String Quartet, violist John Dalley and cellist Peter Wiley. In the Festival Series at Town Hall, we heard the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. Each concert include one unusual “modern” work, although these were not necessarily the real highlights of the programs.
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