I must commend Katherine Potter for performing Telemann’s Viola Concerto in G Major right after a viola joke. Because, how hard would it be performing in front of an audience who loudly agrees that your instrument is best when the ‘case is closed’? (A viola is like a law suit, in case you haven’t heard that one before.) And yet, as Potter begins to play, I am glad her viola had been freed from its case. Her warm rich tone, and entertaining interaction with the rest of the ensemble makes for a highly satisfying performance. In particular, her elegant, light cadenza seems to have the audience hooked on every note. So, who’s laughing now?
- Laura Biemmi, 'Live Review: PCO's Baroque by Candlelight', Cut Common magazine, September 4, 2017