The CSO was in marvelous shape as it played Rachmaninoff's Symphony #3 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1. It was my first time sitting in the Terrace (the section behind the orchestra), and I highly recommend it. Although the sound of the piano was overwhelmed in the Tchaikovsky piece, the power of the orchestra was almost overwhelming from that vantage. Additionally, it's fun to face the conductor as he conjures up some great music from the awesome CSO. Always a pleasure to visit the CSO at home.
Rating: **** (out of *****)