Concert reviews: Michał Dworzynski conducts Penderecki & Górecki, 27 November 2013

On Wednesday 27 November at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Michał Dworzynski conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert featuring Penderecki's Violin Concerto with soloist Barnabás Kelemen and Górecki's Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) with soprano Allison Bell. Here are the reviews ...

'When the performances were as committed and insightful as these, then the experience was a pleasurable as much as an instructive one.'
Richard Whitehouse, Classical Source, 28 November 2013

'Barnabás Kelemen was an ideal soloist here, playing with cultivated tone and mixing restraint with virtuosity.'
John Allison, The Telegraph, 28 November 2013

'The London Philharmonic were in fine fettle for Penderecki's Violin Concerto No 1, where they and their Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski did a fine job of capturing the work's fraught, tightly bound texture and the imploded lyricism of its constantly evolving melodic material.'
Guy Dammann, The Guardian, 29 November 2013

'Barnabas Kelemen rose to the challenge, marrying brilliant virtuousity to deep expressiveness. Whether racing through leaping runs or holding eye-wateringly high notes, his tone never faltered.'
Penny Homer, Bachtrack, 2 December 2013