Vinikour: “Purcell’s champion and saviour”

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 in Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour: “Purcell’s champion and saviour”

“Purcell’s champion and savior in this production was internationally acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour. Leading the period-instrument orchestra of Chicago’s Haymarket Opera, Vinikour labored mightily to enthrone this Fairy Queen in a musical realm that Purcell would recognize and endorse. The Haymarket musicians collaborated with Vinikour in the creation of a sound world in […]

“Brilliantly Conducted by Jory Vinikour”

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
“Brilliantly Conducted by Jory Vinikour”

“The Fairy Queen is brilliantly conducted by Jory Vinikour and the music of the Restoration is enchantingly performed by the Haymarket Opera Orchestra. Immediately at the overture, I knew this production would be a pleasure to hear with much of it played on instruments of that age.” — Read more at Picture This Post.

Vinikour conduct’s “Fairy Queen” with Chicago Opera Theater

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 in Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour conduct’s “Fairy Queen” with Chicago Opera Theater

“What authenticity there is in this updating comes from the stylish sounds Jory Vinikour elicits from the 17 period instrument players of Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Orchestra. Conducting from the harpsichord, he sharpens rhythms deftly, supports vocal lines securely and refines textures sensitively. He has a considerable amount to do and does it all expertly.” — […]

Vinikour’s “sparkling sound and spot-on timing”

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 in Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour’s “sparkling sound and spot-on timing”

“Vinikour elicited dramatic dynamic range from both the instrumentalists and the singers. The continuo (Vinikour on harpsichord, Paul Hale on cello, and Richard Savino on theorbo) was especially solid, with sparkling sound and spot-on timing.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice

Vinikour’s “rhythmically vital Messiah”

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 in Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour’s “rhythmically vital Messiah”

“What made this performance stand out was the Chicago-born, Paris-trained conductor Jory Vinikour…His vivacious demeanor was infectious…It was one of the most rhythmically vital “Messiah” performances in recent years.” — Read more at artsBHAM.

Vinikour’s “effortless virtuosity” with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 in Artist News, Jory Vinikour, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour’s “effortless virtuosity” with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

“There are conductors who flail their hands, scowl or swell at every musical phrase. Then there is Jory Vinikour, who cues musicians and telegraphs rhythms with the slightest of gestures while busy at the harpsichord. Let’s call it leading by example. A Baroque specialist to the manner born, Vinikour’s confident bonhomie and effortless virtuosity were […]