Manson leads Merola’s Schwabacher Summer Concert

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson leads Merola’s Schwabacher Summer Concert

“Conductor Anne Manson led a skilled and beautifully prepared orchestra through the highly varied scores, providing a rich and supportive backdrop for the impressive array of young singers, all bursting with energy and eager to perform.” — Read more at ebar.com.

McGegan “radiates the joy” at Aspen

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan “radiates the joy” at Aspen

“Conducting without a baton, McGegan communicated what was needed with facial expressions, dancelike body movements and graceful hand gestures. No conductor radiates the joy in music quite like McGegan does…” — Read more at aspentimes.com.

Cummings conducts the English Concert at Buxton

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings conducts the English Concert at Buxton

“A major asset is the stylish and sharply defined playing of The English Concert in the pit, while conductor Laurence Cummings superintends a performance with plenty of musical and dramatic clout.” — Read more at thestage.co.uk.

Manson’s “suberb direction” at Merola

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson’s “suberb direction” at Merola

“It was big. Very big. Big voices, talent, operatic passion, program variety, and orchestral accompaniment under Anne Manson’s supportive and superb direction.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.

Praise for Rose’s “Four Saints in Three Acts”

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Gil Rose, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Praise for Rose’s “Four Saints in Three Acts”

“The singers are all excellent, and there’s a sense of ensemble that can’t be heard in some earlier recordings with bigger names. Rose conducts with a pace and wit that remind me of a great Gilbert & Sullivan production.” — Read more at stereophile.com.

Taylor’s “Carmina Burana” with Toronto Symphony

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Reviews | No Comments
Taylor’s “Carmina Burana” with Toronto Symphony

“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) presents the finale to their “Decades Project: 1930-1939″, CARMINA BURANA by Carl Orff, featuring the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Toronto Children’s Chorus and soloists Aline Kutan (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor) and Phillip Addis (baritone)…a rare opportunity to hear one of Canada’s most prominent countertenors, Daniel Taylor.” — Read more at […]

Williams and Stubbs at Boston Early Music Festival

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 in Artist News | No Comments
Williams and Stubbs at Boston Early Music Festival

“Rodolphe’s embittered, vengeful suitor, pointedly limned in Douglas Williams’ darker tones, stood the perfect foil for Karina Gauvin’s tormented and tempestuous Leonore…Music directors Paul Odette and Stephen Stubbs once again assembled a top notch orchestra of Baroque specialists, including themselves.” — Read more at bachtrack.com.

Rose’s “brilliant production” of “Patience”

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “brilliant production” of “Patience”

“Gil Rose led an orchestra of 27, responsive to the high energy happenings on the stage and sounding larger than its numbers in the 890-seat Huntington Avenue Theater…A brilliant production as fun and infectious as this could have easily played for a month instead of just twice…” — Read more at bachtrack.com.

McGegan leads Mozart at the Van Cliburn Competition

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan leads Mozart at the Van Cliburn Competition

“One of the happiest developments over the 20 years I’ve covered the Cliburn has been the FWSO’s vast improvement under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director for the last 16 years. But, given the orchestra’s relatively little experience in 18th-century style, it was a great idea to book a specialist, Nicholas McGegan, to conduct this round. Sure […]

Gil Rose: “”Patience” Charms and Delights”

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Gil Rose: “”Patience” Charms and Delights”

“Gil Rose’s range as organizer and conductor of Odyssey Opera (as well, as of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project) is so well known that it hardly needs reporting here, except to say that once again he has chosen musicians of exceptional quality for the stage, as well as a first-rate orchestra of modest size…to play […]