“…McGegan stirred the whole ensemble to a double-forte frenzy, which slowly faded as Don Juan descended and disappeared from view, in as clear a musical depiction of damnation as could be imagined, and extremely effective.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Photo: Kat Waterman
“…long-time collaborators Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc lit up the night with a dazzling display of virtuosity in a selection of Handel’s greatest arias and duos…Taylor and LeBlanc gave the sense of freshness that can only come from rigorous attention to detail.” — Read more at La Scena Musicale.
“Every detail, every gesture in the concert revealed a seriousness of purpose essential to deliver delight, and a vivid musical experience…It was an uplifting and revitalising concert, reminding us that extraordinary music making has no fixed age, and classical music is as varied as it vital.” — Read more at mdtheatreguide.com.
“The fine singers on Thursday included the baritone Michael Kelly, who brought a light lyric voice and youthful charisma to Kynaston.” — Read more at The New York Times. Photo: Tina Buckman
“…for me the start of the show was Mary Phillips, a Met regular, who sang Brangane with rich and ringing tones, casting her warning from high in the Centennial Concert Hall’s second balcony.” — Read more in the February 2017 issue of Wagner Notes.
“Conductor Gil Rose, with his clarity of focus, guided the deliberate and frenetic energy of the final movement Eris, Goddess of Chaos, through its contrasting phrases and impassioned gestures.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
“Their performance was rhythmically tight. Energy never lagged. Intonation was precise. Melodies were delicately shaped and phrased with an eye to the work’s overarching trajectory. Balances were well-calibrated. It was, in the end, a thrilling, epic reading.” — Read more at The Arts Fuse.
“Not only did they perform his “Tirol Concerto” for piano and strings and his Second Symphony, they did so with flair and feeling.” — Read more at The Boston Globe.
“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 […]