By Peter Feher
Originally published in Cleveland.com
But last night, pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma proved that consummate musicianship can power these compositions at any size. The trio played for a sold-out crowd in Mandel Concert Hall on Feb. 1, and between the choice of repertoire and the larger-than-life artistry, it was a chamber recital of symphonic scope.
“Think of us as the Euclid Avenue Philharmonic,” Ax quipped in his introductory remarks from the stage.