Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Saturday April15, 2023, 7pm
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
“Upon entering, Lundegård took his first bow, and proceeded to fill the room with the most beautiful, richest sound ever produced by a saxophone that I have ever heard. . . Indeed, the evening was a spectacular exhibition of talent, showmanship and great music"
"Opening the recital with the [Lars-Erik Larsson] Concerto, Lundegård, with Moffat at the piano, launched into the complexities of the first movement with great energy and elan, making easy work of fast-moving polyphony and syncopations.. . . [the second] movement also displayed Lundegård in his best light, requiring indisputable command of dynamics and breath."
The Sun - USA News
"Lundegård bravely fulfilled all the commands of this [Strata by Thomas Liljeholm] difficult score and succeeded in drawing the audience into its mesmerizing atmosphere. . . .Lundegård played Elegi [by Rolf Wallin] with an astonishingly liquid tone, reminiscent of the haunting Vocalise by Rachmaninoff."
...The divertimento was followed by Lars-Erik Larsson´s Konsert för Saxofon och Stråkorkester. With a refined sound, a vibrato which embellished his tone with the dimensions of the human voice, and of even more significance, with the talent for subtle nuances, Anders Lundegård succeeded in seducing his audience. Especially the elegiac atmosphere and deep poetry of the second movement brought tears to our eyes.