"Charming music, fun stuff good musicians might play for pleasure, brightened the UWM Zelazo Center Sunday afternoon, at a sparsely attended but well played Chamber Music Milwaukee program.
Clarinetist Todd Levy and horn player Greg Flint curate this UWM series, which draws on music faculty and Milwaukee Symphony players primarily. The ad hoc roster allows Levy and Flint to air rarely heard repertoire for mixed ensembles.
Sunday, violinist Ilana Setapen and violist Wei-Ting Kuo got together in Mozart's suave, sophisticated Duo in G. Both players reveled in the showy flourishes that pour from both the lively principal theme and the lullaby-like second theme of the first movement. Setapen released the lofty melancholy in the second movement. That theme plays over a simple viola ostinato that rises tantalizingly to counter-melody and full-blown melody at times. I liked the way Kuo made those passages surge to prominence..."
Read the rest of Tom Strini's review of Sunday's Chamber Music Milwaukee Concert here.