Review: Darkness and joy contrast at festival closing

A review of last week's Shostakovich at Lake Champlain Festival.

Pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, violinist Frautschi and cellist Sherry delivered the work’s [Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1] youthful spirit with virtuosity and flair. Frautschi played with a focused sound and a natural lyrical expressiveness, balanced by Sherry’s earthier expressiveness. Solzhenitsyn, Russian-born and Vermont-bred, now playing and conducting around the world, delivered the appropriate brilliance with clarity. It was a joyful performance.
— Jim Lowe, Times Argus