Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc shine with Handel’s Duos d’Amour

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Reviews | No Comments
Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc shine with Handel’s Duos d’Amour

“…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.

McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

“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.

Dobson in Haydn’s “L’isola disabitata”

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson in Haydn’s “L’isola disabitata”

“The role of the charmer Enrico is a walk in the park for Alexander Dobson.” — Read more at ConcertoNet.com.

Phillip’s “rich and ringing tones” with Winnipeg Symphony

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Mary Phillips, Reviews | No Comments
Phillip’s “rich and ringing tones” with Winnipeg Symphony

“…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.

Rose’s “clarity of focus” in Glass Celebration concert

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “clarity of focus” in Glass Celebration concert

“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.

Rose’s “thrilling, epic reading” with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “thrilling, epic reading” with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

“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.

Rose’s “flair and feeling” with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Rose’s “flair and feeling” with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

“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.

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 […]

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.