Concert reviews: Saturday 1 November 2014

On Saturday 1 November at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Andrés Orozco-Estrada (standing in for an indisposed Jaap van Zweden) conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection). The soloists were Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Alice Coote (mezzo soprano).

Here are the press reviews ...

‘For all the ‘eleventh-hour’ nature of this addition to his schedule, Orozco-Estrada had the musical measure of Mahler’s epic Symphony … his graphic gestures and thought-through, considered interpretation connected fully to the orchestra – some fluffs and awkwardness aside – and with much to propose that some great things can be expected from the LPO and its designated principal guest in the years ahead.’
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 2 November 2014

‘Alice Coote was fabulous in ‘Urlicht’, and her voice, together with that of Elizabeth Watts were a fine team in the finale, with Watts’ soprano radiant against Coote’s burnished tone.’
Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International, 2 November 2014

‘This was a very fine performance, brimming with passion and energy, beauty and elation’
Ken Ward, Bachtrack, 2 November 2014

Read the concert programme online here

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