After several years without concerts scheduled for the Ridgefield Playhouse, the Ridgefield Symphony returned there last Saturday evening with an all-Mozart program under the direction of John Cuk, who has taught music in public schools for more than 30 years and currently serves on the faculty at Scarsdale High School in New York. Mr. Cuk’s program included the Overture to Don Giovanni, the Divertimento No. 1 in E-flat (K 113), Symphony No. 41 in C major (the Jupiter), and Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, with the young Chinese-born virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu as soloist.
Although in all honesty there were a couple of negatives that are hard for me to ignore, all of Saturday evening’s performances afforded enjoyable listening, and there was nothing to dispel the conviction that Mozart’s music always provides a feast for the ears.