Finding the body and soul of the cello

The Los Angeles Times reviewed the many events that occurred over the Festival’s opening weekend, from the three concerto concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall to an opening night gala at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Music critic Mark Swed wrote that “…Sunday, the first full day of the festival, a bevy of spectacular cellists used the instrument as a device for seduction, for self-examination, for escape, for spiritual sustenance, as a stand-in for the soul.”