Ted Shaw, The Windsor Star

He began with a magnificent reading of Franz Liszt’s Totentanz to close the first half of the program, then rounded out the concert with George Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue. The double dose of Hastings was a bonus in a program full of musical good cheer and celebration. . . . Hastings’ nimble performance of the Liszt work had Saturday’s full house on its feet cheering. . . . The soloist delivered a dignified performance, but full of the Lisztian dash.