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REVIEW: ‘Almost as torrid as the weather’

REVIEW: ‘Almost as torrid as the weather’

CSO, Domenech, Hadelich beat the heat in colorful, pictorially rich performance.

It was the kind of night seldom encountered by the cool waters of Chautauqua Lake: suffocatingly hot and humid. So it was easy to forgive the not-insignificant portion of the Amphitheater audience that fled, presumably for the comfort of air-conditioned homes, after Augustin Hadelich’s Apollonian performance of Édouard Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole.” They didn’t know that they would be missing a performance of Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” that was almost as torrid as the weather.