Partnership Brings Rare Music to Life

Our host Christopher O’Riley has recently offered a series of recitals with longtime collaborator New York Philharmonic cellist Carter Brey. After taping From the Top shows in Cedar Rapids, IA and Omaha, NE last week, Chris flew to New Lebanon, New York to open the Tannery Pond concert season on Sunday afternoon. Vivien Schweitzer reviewed the recital in the New York Times. She writes:

Mr. Brey, the principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, and Mr. O’Riley, whose multifaceted career includes hosting the NPR series “From the Top,” are longtime collaborators, as was evident from their finely nuanced, impeccable partnership on Sunday. Their rigorous approach and sensitive music-making illuminated the subtleties of infrequently performed works generally not considered highlights of the chamber repertory.

Read the review online.