Vinikour’s “articulate performance”; Molomot “a complete comic delight”

Posted on Mar 23, 2019 in Jory Vinikour, Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
Vinikour’s “articulate performance”; Molomot “a complete comic delight”

“The orchestra, with Vinikour conducting from a harpsichord and flanked by a quartet of period string instruments and two theorbos, gave a wonderfully refined, articulate performance of Monteverdi’s score…Marc Molomot (Arnalta) was a complete comic delight.” -Read more at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

McGegan’s “demurely lush reading”

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan’s “demurely lush reading”

“The Pärt portion of the evening began with the orchestral Summa, an ideal invitation to this soulful artist’s universe of meditative calm. The gradual ebb and flow of a single oscillating string figure took on the gravitational pull of an ocean tide in McGegan’s sensitive, demurely lush reading.” -Read more at sfvc.org. 

Adams’ “vocals are ridiculously stunning”

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ “vocals are ridiculously stunning”

“Standing out in particular in a great cast to start with, are Hadleigh Adams (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm) and comic relief Sanne Franssen (Petra, the maid of Anne). . .Adams’ character Count Malcolm is unreasonable and jealous. He’s flammable but passionate, and his vocals are ridicously stunning, which serves his character well. In conclusion, if you’re […]

Seattle Times: “Bragle was the surprise of the evening”

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 in Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Seattle Times: “Bragle was the surprise of the evening”

“The four vocal soloists…were well chosen…Bragle was the surprise of the evening in a remarkably moving “Agnus Dei,” full of subtlety and feeling. -Read more at The Seattle Times. Photo: Brandon Patoc

Halls displays “profound understanding” with H&H

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 in Matthew Halls, Reviews | No Comments
Halls displays “profound understanding” with H&H

” The only word that could accurately capture Halls’ conducting ability would be ‘versatile.’ His capability to be subtle yet expressive demonstrates his extremely profound understanding of the music and his capacity to transmit that passion to each musician on stage. At several points throughout the concert, Halls extended this connection to the audience, and […]

Taylor leads TEM with “sensitivity to pacing and texture”

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 in Daniel Taylor, Reviews | No Comments
Taylor leads TEM with “sensitivity to pacing and texture”

“It is so rare in these parts for such a large group of well-matched musicians to present Israel in Egypt that it was enough of a treat to hear this remarkable score performed live. It was even better to have someone with Taylor’s sensitivity to pacing and texture on the podium.” -Read more at The Toronto […]

McGegan and PBO are ” eloquent and theatrically savvy”

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan and PBO are ” eloquent and theatrically savvy”

“Most of the program, though, was devoted to music of the Baroque, including an all-Handel first half that came as the latest reminder of how eloquent and theatrically savvy McGegan and the orchestra are in this music. (It also served as a persuasive teaser for the season-ending performances of Handel’s oratorio “Saul” on April 6-13.) […]

Bragle’s “beautiful blend” at Winter Park Bach Fest

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Meg Bragle, Reviews | No Comments
Bragle’s “beautiful blend” at Winter Park Bach Fest

Wilson, the soprano, and Bragle, singing mezzo, have a beautiful blend and the kind of psychic link that lets them cut off phrases simultaneously and seemingly effortlessly. They explained they are longtime friends and musical collaborators, as they took questions from the audience on everything from favorite music to life on the road. – Read […]

Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th Birthday Concert at Wigmore

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Artist News, Emma Kirkby, Reviews | No Comments
Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th Birthday Concert at Wigmore

It is difficult to believe, but Dame Emma Kirkby is 70 and to celebrate the Wigmore Hall invited her to perform, and with typical generosity she chose to share the platform with colleagues and younger contemporaries. – Read more at Planet Hugill.

Quigley and Seraphic Fire “shine in an evening of virtuosic Vivaldi”

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic Fire “shine in an evening of virtuosic Vivaldi”

“The chorus’ perfect intonation and pure tones in the Credo made the most of the unearthly descending harmonies of the crucifixion verse. Quigley’s conducting brought out the theatrical side of the music throughout the evening, with swelling crescendos, abrupt pianissimos and lots of rhythmic drive in the last verse, which tells of Christ’s resurrection.” — […]