New Releases from Benjamin Butterfield

New Releases from Benjamin Butterfield

Tenor Benjamin Butterfield’s prolific recording catalog has grown, with two new albums being released in recent months: Ukrainian Art Song Project, Galicians II – The Art Songs Available Here The Bach Choir of Bethlehem & Bach Festival Orchestra – Bach and Handel Available Here The exuberant and cosmic music of Johann Sebastian Bach and George […]

Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

“… Luca Francesconi’s opera…featured bravura performances by Heather Buck and Hadleigh Adams and was the thrilling highlight of the company’s summer season… German-Canadian tenor Schade… gave a lustrous performance featuring Romantic works made famous in the 1920s by Irish tenor John McCormack and violinist Fritz Kreisler… …an outstanding team of vocal soloists – soprano Camille […]

Opera News: Rose’s “Child Alice” among Best of 2018

Posted on Jan 1, 2019 in Gil Rose, News, Reviews | No Comments
Opera News: Rose’s “Child Alice” among Best of 2018

Opera News has named Gil Rose’s recording of Del Tredici’s Child Alice with Boston Modern Orchestra Project among its “Best of 2018” selections. “A grand symphonic behemoth. This first complete recording revels in the orgiastic overabundance of the Mahlerian sonorities.” – Joe Cadogan – Read more in the January 2019 issue of Opera News.

Molomot and Adams “absolutely radiant” with Milwaukee Symphony

Posted on Dec 22, 2018 in Hadleigh Adams, Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
Molomot and Adams “absolutely radiant” with Milwaukee Symphony

From 6 Reasons to go see the MSO Perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ 2) All four solo vocalists deliver stunning performances. Soprano Ellie Dehn, mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill, tenor Marc Molomot and baritone Hadleigh Adams are absolutely radiant in their solo performances, bringing technical agility and depth to Handel’s score. It’s a real treat to see vocalists of […]

Quigley makes SFCR’s “Top Ten Performances of 2018”

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley makes SFCR’s “Top Ten Performances of 2018”

“1. Seraphic Fire and Patrick Quigley: Arvo Pärt’s Passio Patrick Dupré Quigley presented scrupulous, intensely moving performances of three unique scores in Seraphic Fire’s “Parables of Passion” series. Following David Lang’s luminous little match girl passion and a rare performance of Bach’s original version of the St. Matthew Passion, the best was saved for last. […]

Quigley’s “Innovative” performance of ‘Messiah’ with NJ Symphony

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Quigley’s “Innovative” performance of ‘Messiah’ with NJ Symphony

“There are as many interpretations of Messiah as there are conductors, and Quigley brought a unique approach to the work on Friday night. One of the most unusual musical effects was Quigley’s re-assignment of traditional choral sections to vocal soloists, and vice versa.” – Read more at towntopics.com

SF Chronicle’s Year in review

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in General Updates, Nicholas McGegan | No Comments
SF Chronicle’s Year in review

“The ebullient British conductor’s decision to step down in 2020 after 35 years as music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra marks the end of a chapter that encompasses nearly the entire history of the organization. The vitality and stylistic savvy of McGegan’s leadership – a constellation of interpretive qualities that have imprinted themselves on […]

Patrick Quigley conducts: “Philharmonia Baroque Lights Up Winter”

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 in Patrick Dupre Quigley, Reviews | No Comments
Patrick Quigley conducts: “Philharmonia Baroque Lights Up Winter”

“Quigley has some similar qualities to Nicholas McGegan on the podium. He’s given to a few, broad, communicative gestures, leaning in to some phrases to elicit more oomph from the orchestra. He’s also a good advocate of Baroque music for an audience.” – Read more at sfcv.org

Mueller’s “memorable” performance with Johnstown Symphony

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Kathryn Mueller, Reviews | No Comments
Mueller’s “memorable” performance with Johnstown Symphony

“Four accomplished soloists performing Saturday were soprano Kathryn Muller, mezzo soprano Mikki Sodergren, tenor Oliver Mercer and baritone John Brancy. Mueller appeared with the JSO in its performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. She was particularly memorable in the air “I know my Redeemer liveth,” a haunting passage with close support of solo violin, harpsichord, a […]

Jurenas’ “riveting and versatile interpretations”

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Eric Jurenas, Reviews | No Comments
Jurenas’ “riveting and versatile interpretations”

“Countertenor Eric Jurenas gave riveting and versatile interpretations throughout in his Boston debut. From his first recitative at “Behold, a virgin shall conceive,” to his last “O death, where is thy sting,” his clarion voice and sensitive phrasing stood out and buoyed the dramatic texts.” – Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.