8 March 2005
Maestro Sergiu Comissiona died early Saturday morning here in the city, less than 24 hours before he was scheduled to conduct the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
But before that final curtain, he taught a master class for conductors at Oklahoma City University, and Matt Deatherage was there:
The Maestro . . . looked quite relaxed. He would occasionally stand beside the podium and conduct briefly alongside a student. He kept tempo with the tiniest motions, so larger hand gestures clearly communicated his style and dynamic wishes.
Sometimes less is more.
And the concert did go on, with Philharmonic Music Director Joel Levine at the helm.Posted at 8:33 PM to City Scene