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"The Grant Park Orchestra blazed through this challenging score with full-blooded playing across all sections, ... including a mournful tenor saxophone making [its] impact."

 -- Chicago Classical Review, on the Sat. June 15, 2013 Grant Park Orchestra performance of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky


"... Bent Frequency presented a tightly and thoughtfully structured, thought-provoking program that embraced not only the quality of the art itself, but the immediacy of the cultural context in which adventurous art may thrive and flourish."

-- ArtsATL review of The Innocents, March 9, 2012 presented by Bent Frequency (2012)


"Marlis Petersen ... sings Lulu's murderously difficult music as if it were Mozart, trailed by the sounds of an alto saxophone as carnal as sweat."

 -- The Chicago Tribune review of the Lyric Opera's "seductive and sensual" November 2008 performance of Lulu


"The fast tempo Rachleff set for the first movement kept his players at yellow alert, but they held on firmly, and the saxophone solo was meltingly done."

 -- The Chicago Tribune on the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra's May 30, 2004 performance of Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances," conducted by Music Director Larry Rachleff