Rita Landrum, right, with Gwen Suesse, president of the Tryon Concert Association, after Landrum was presented with a token of the TCA’s appreciation for her music critiques over the past 18 years. (photo submitted)
Rita Landrum, right, with Gwen Suesse, president of the Tryon Concert Association, after Landrum was presented with a token of the TCA’s appreciation for her music critiques over the past 18 years. (photo submitted)

Tryon Concert Association recognizes critic Landrum

Published 9:20am Monday, August 19, 2013

Members of the Tryon Concert Association board of directors recently presented Rita Landrum with flowers and an Orrefors crystal votive candleholder as a token of their appreciation for her insightful reviews of concerts over the past 18 years.

When it is lit, the candleholder refracts light in countless directions through its many facets, just as Landrum’s reviews have illuminated the association’s concert audiences with commentary on countless pieces of music and the artists who have played them, including insightful critiques of their interpretations and technical skills.

Landrum has a unique ability to articulate what she has heard, offering up the perfect metaphor or analogy that captures the essence of the performance.

How often her readers have said, “I knew that – I heard that – but I couldn’t find the words to express what I heard.”

Landrum had the words, and Tryon Concert Association is grateful for her special contribution to this unique organization, which has been “bringing world class music home” to Tryon for 59 consecutive years.

The upcoming season begins on Friday, Sept. 27, with a concert by David Finkel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer, piano trio.

For more information, visit tyonconcerts.org or call Dorothy Wyckoff at 828-859-6065.

– article submitted by Peter Wortham Hawes

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