SF Chronicle: Ragazzi soloist “as pure and clear as a millstream”

The San Francisco Chronicle lauded a performance by Ragazzi chorister Nicholas Hu, who sang with the San Francisco Symphony on a program of Leonard Bernstein compositions.

Of all the multifold moods and personalities that course through the music of Leonard Bernstein, there are two traits that stand out as particularly characteristic — his jazzy energy and his tender, sometimes sodden sentimentality. And those were the focus of Friday night’s exuberant and ingratiating all-Bernstein concert by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall…. In a more sedate mode was the lovely, upholstered “Chichester Psalms” from 1965, in which Bernstein proudly and a little provocatively declared his allegiance to the tonal system of harmony…. In the tender middle movement, boy soprano Nicholas Hu floated a solo line as pure and clear as a millstream.”

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