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Music Review

Pro Arte brings its own powers to Beethoven program

Kevin Rhodes, music director and principal conductor, led the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra’s Beethoven concert Sunday. Kevin Rhodes, music director and principal conductor, led the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra’s Beethoven concert Sunday. (JOHN WILLIAMS/file)
By Jeffrey Gantz
Globe Correspondent / September 11, 2012
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How does a local chamber group compete with internationally renowned orchestras in mainstream works such as like Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and his Symphony No. 4? By staying fleet, fluid, and fervent and eschewing the ubiquitous style of hammering each note into the floor that turns Beethoven from revolutionary into reactionary. That, of course, is easier said than done. But at Sanders Theatre Sunday afternoon, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra under music director Kevin Rhodes delivered the goods

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Music Review

PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

At: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Sunday