Review: "Cleveland Orchestra sets holiday bar higher with live 'Back to the Future' performance"

The Plain Dealer has published a review of The Cleveland Orchestra's live performance of Back to the Future, presented last Thursday under the baton of Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell.

Every performance is demanding in its way, but the expertise and attention required in "Back to the Future" were exceptional. Likely the intermission that broke up the show wasn't for the audience so much as the orchestra and associate conductor Brett Mitchell, who faced and rose to a marathon task of concentration and precision...

The presentation as a whole was powerfully immersive, boasting a visceral, immediate quality no sound system on Earth could replicate. Dolby stereo was still cutting-edge 30 years ago, when the film premiered. On Thursday, however, old-fashioned orchestra instruments handily trumped technology.

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