The equally billed peoples’ diva Renée Fleming and celebrated pianist Inon Barnatan warmly animated “Voice of Nature, the Anthropocene” for the Celebrity Series yesterday. This long-anticipated concert motivated a capacity Symphony Hall crowd to consider the beauty yet fragility of our world.
Friday afternoon, after a five-year hiatus, I sat in Row R in Symphony Hall, pondering my memories of the players’ individual and collective sounds. It was an extraordinarily moving experience. Of course, the orchestra has some 30 players who weren’t there yet when my husband, violist Burton Fine, retired 18 years ago.