Weilerstein’s thrilling Saint-Saëns powers Romantic Philharmonic program

Weilerstein instantly showed the ferociousness of her artistic spirit, pressing into the rhapsodic opening flourishes to inject fire into her sound. The dominant feature of the opening Allegro is emotive intensity, but Weilerstein found space for playful wit in her playing, as well. The Allegretto was served well by the natural, song-like sensibility of her phrasing, lending sensitivity to an otherwise simple melodic line.