Concert Reviews: Karina Canellakis 27 November & 1 December

Our new Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis has been with us for two concerts recently which we loved. Here is what the press had to say.

“The performance of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony that followed was truly overwhelming…it was a curious but engrossing evening, which also proved that the LPO has bagged a big talent”

★★★★ from The Telegraph

“From Hollywood to Helsinki, Karina Canellakis impresses in Adams, Gershwin and Sibelius”

★★★★ from Bachtrack

Savage Shostakovich and blistering Beethoven”

★★★★ from The Times

“All sections of the LPO played out of their skins for her. And while it may seem invidious to pick out a couple of players, given the overall excellence of all the musicians on the platform, we must give special mention to Benjamin Mellefont (clarinet), and Jonathan Davies (bassoon) for their exemplary, world-class playing throughout – their many contributions were truly magnificent”

★★★★from MusicOMH