We’re getting close to the end of the first season of the Classical Smackdown, and up until Auburn, it was getting very close! While Debussy started off the season with a winning streak, Prokofiev suddenly began to catch up with his own streak in the past couple of months. I was looking forward to this particular concert, not only because of the beautiful Tiffany window at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and not only because of the splendid acoustics of the venue, but because a win by Prokofiev would have brought the score to a perfect tie!

Alas, it was not to be! Debussy won hands down this particular afternoon - perhaps the Tiffany had something to do with it, inspiring the audience as they listened to L’isle Joyeuse or Cloches à travers les feuilles!