Panthaki’s “transcendent quality” in Calgary

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki’s “transcendent quality” in Calgary

“The performance included two superb vocal soloists in baritone Brett Polegato and soprano Sherezade Panthaki…Her performance of the beautiful fifth movement was, if anything, more radiant than her previous performance, her voice perfect for the part in tone and amplitude. Managing the challenging tessitura of the music with elegance and no evident strain, she sang […]

“Quigley, Seraphic Fire at their finest in Bach’s motets”

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
“Quigley, Seraphic Fire at their finest in Bach’s motets”

“Bach’s music often brings out the best in Quigley. These performances have the extra stamp of authority and passion that occurs when conductor and repertoire are perfectly matched…Quigley brought lightness and clipped twists of phrasing to the pulsating rhythms of the opening section. The instrumental contingent was beautifully integrated into the vocal fabric.” — Read […]

Rose’s “Virgil Thomson opera, Four Saints in Three Acts”

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Gil Rose, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “Virgil Thomson opera, Four Saints in Three Acts”

“This recording is a fine example why I have come to love the work of Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project…All BMOP recordings (even those on other labels) are consistently of the highest quality and the performances are definitive. This series now on the orchestra’s own label is rapidly becoming a sort of […]

Panthaki “exquisite” with Ars Lyrica Houston

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Reviews, Sherezade Panthaki | No Comments
Panthaki “exquisite” with Ars Lyrica Houston

“I hear Bach, I hear Scarlatti, with Panthaki singing in the most exquisite Italian I have ever heard.” — Read more at houstonchronicle.com. Photo courtesy of Ars Lyrica Houston by Pin Lim.

Van Doren’s “expressive delicacy” with Milwaukee Symphony

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in Yulia Van Doren | No Comments
Van Doren’s “expressive delicacy” with Milwaukee Symphony

“Van Doren created a mesmerizing blend of expressive delicacy and commanding singing. She created a fragile, pleading sound in spots, moving to a soaring, ringing sound elsewhere. She executed simple lines and large leaps with equal ease, using a decrescendo on several upward leaps to create breathtaking musical moments.” — Read more at jsonline.com.

Taylor’s “Four Thousand Winter” up for a Juno

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Recording | No Comments
Taylor’s “Four Thousand Winter” up for a Juno

Daniel Taylor Taylor’s CD, “Four Thousand Winter” has been nominated for a 2017 JUNO in the category of “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.” For more information on the 2017 JUNO Awards and 2017 nominations, please visit www.junoawards.ca.

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire is a “taut, mellifluous force”

“Just as Bach’s music is eternal, so could one have listened for ages. The two ensembles hung together seamlessly, producing Bach of the most shapely and effervescent variety. Welser-Most kept the orchestra, including three brilliant trumpets, in perfect balance with the singers, and Seraphic Fire lived up its reputation as a taut, mellifluous force.” — […]

Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s Seraphic Fire in one of the “finest concerts in ten years”

“Choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach have been central to the programming of Patrick Quigley’s outstanding choral group. The massive symphonies of Anton Bruckner have been a house specialty in Cleveland during Franz Welser-Möst’s musical directorship. With both ensembles in top form, the evening proved one of the Clevelanders’ finest concerts in ten years of […]

McGegan leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

“McGegan clearly understood the paths that Blumenstock chose to forge, and he made sure that PBO was with her every step of the way with just as much confidence and spontaneous energy…” — Read more at The Rehearsal Studio.

The “gleaming tenor” of Marc Molomot

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
The “gleaming tenor” of Marc Molomot

“The voices were magnificent…Mark Molomot, a pink-haired Puck, sang numerous arias with a gleaming tenor, and cut a very funny figure.” — Read more at gazettes.com.