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Orchestra’s ‘Canto’ terrific and precise

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The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra continued with its new tradition of performing world premieres Saturday night at the Zankel Music Center with Ezra Laderman’s “Canto V.” The work is based on that part of Dante’s “The Inferno” — specifically Robert Pinsky’s translation — and involved three singers: soprano Lisa Saffer as Francesca, tenor Joseph Holmes as Dante, and baritone Philip Lima as Virgil. Laderman, who was present, wrote a richly tapestried score, filled with much ...


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