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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.

‘Something smashing’: Hadelich, Domenech join CSO for ‘very alive’ repertoire

‘Something smashing’: Hadelich, Domenech join CSO for ‘very alive’ repertoire

When violinist Augustin Hadelich was 15 years old, he experienced a terrible accident.

An out-of-control fire on his family’s farm in Italy left him badly burned. He spent six months recovering from his wounds, which required multiple skin grafts.
Hadelich said that at the time of the accident, he was at the age when he didn’t think seriously about his future. Though his brush with death helped him appreciate being alive, he doesn’t often think about the incident.