Letter: Chapparal MusicFest was a hit and would entertain most
I want to spread the word about the impressive Chapparal MusicFest on June 8. The New Music Arizona Concert at the Elks Opera House was exceptional!
Contemporary composers of "classical" music seem unable to present music in a contemporary mode that also is sufficiently informed by tradition to be listenable.
The several composers of Friday evening's program did exactly that.
The performances of these challenging scores were polished and accomplished. I've moved back to Prescott from Cambridge, Mass., and Boulder, Colo. The quality of musicality and professionalism on display in our little Arizona town would do either of those communities proud.
Dr. Layne A. Longfellow