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"The straightforward production values places the focus on their considerable skills at bringing this handful of American works to the fore in engaging, lively renditions."

-- ArtsATL review of Citizens of Nowhere, released on Albany records, September 10, 2013

http://www.artsatl.com/2013/09/review-citizens-nowhere-cd-flaunts-modern-american-duets-clarinet-sax/

 

"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

http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2013/06/kalmar-grant-park-orchestra-and-chorus-spark-a-genuine-storm-in-festival-opener/

 

"Baker performed from the back of the hall, behind the audience ... [she] and Gerber gave a strong, compelling performance of this atmospheric, structurally interpenetrative work."

-- ArtsATL review of February 2013 performance of Chinese-American composer Lei Liang's “Parts for a Floating Space” on Happy Chinese New Year: Bent Frequency presents the music of Lei Liang (2013)

http://www.artsatl.com/2013/02/review-kopleff-hall-concert-celebrates-chinese-year-composer-lei-liang-bent-frequency/

 

"... 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)

http://www.artsatl.com/2012/03/review-bent-frequency-mixes-music-photography-and-words-to-explore-objectivity-and-mythology-2/

 

"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

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-11-10/entertainment/0811090112_1_schigolch-lyric-opera-berg

 

"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

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-06-01/features/0406010007_1_chicago-symphony-hornist-solo-horn

 

Reviews of Pavo with the Atlanta Ballet, as part of their show New Choreographic Voices (2012)

http://www.artsatl.com/2012/05/review-atlanta-ballet-closes-season-elegant-eloquent-%E2%80%9Cnew-choreographic-voices%E2%80%9D/

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2012/05/19/review-atlanta-ballet-in-new-choreographic-voices