(Washington, Mass.) Please come and join Arlo Guthrie and guest director-conductor, John Nardolillo, as they perform with the Springfield Symphony, Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 8 p.m. Go to springfieldsymphony.org for ticket purchase and more information.
Last year’s show sold out. The Republican reported that “Arlo Guthrie and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra took a sold-out house in Springfield Symphony Hall on a homespun, heartfelt musical journey…This score is one of the most challenging in the standard symphonic literature, demanding intense concentration, scrupulous rhythmic precision, and the most highly skilled, expressive wind soloists to bring it to life. Precision is particularly important …with only one rehearsal to prepare Guthrie’s two sets as well as “Appalachian Spring,” it was a singular miracle that the Springfield Symphony undertook the complete suite and performed it flawlessly.”
Arlo Guthrie’s latest CD In Times Like These (Rising Son Records #1126) with the University of Kentucky Orchestra debuted at #2 across the country on the three Folk DJ-L Charts – CD, Artist and Song (“In Times Like These”). It quickly surpassed the “Best of” collection at Amazon.com, which gives it a five star rating. Arlo’s recordings are expressive and reflect the impact of hearing him live. The critics are resounding in their praise:
“[Arlo] sings favorite originals and traditional gems, set to elegant, simply woven arrangements by Oxford University choirmaster James Burton.” – The Boston Globe
“This recording demonstrates the deep beauty of [Arlo’s] work, simultaneously witty and emotional.” – Creative Loafing
“[Arlo] captures the country’s cultural climate and references commercialism and division in the new title track.” – The Oklahoman
“Guthrie and co-producer George Massenburg have the elements in line to make the most of Burton’s arrangements, which underscore and add dimension without drawing attention to themselves.” – No Depression
“… the beauty of In Times Like These comes from a keen song selection and an immensely close communication with UK Symphony director-conductor John Nardolillo.” – Lexington Herald
“All the songs are performed and arranged precisely but the mischievous spirit of Guthrie imbues all of them with its own sense of identity.” – www.Americana-uk.com
Don’t miss the beauty and depth of Arlo’s music with a full symphony nor the fun and pertinence of Arlo’s stories.