“…if ever there was a concert that should have been caught for posterity this was it.”
“There followed an exciting and absorbing symphonic adventure, with conductor and players alive to all of the music’s possibilities and accomplishments, the drama of the material’s “working out” culminating in a sensational burst of joyous energy at the coda, the players responding to their conductor’s challenging tempi with fire and brilliance! It was heady stuff, and made for an exhilarating finish to a remarkable concert.”
“Well done Marc Taddei, Orchestra Wellington and Jian Liu. A very fine concert.”
“Orchestra Wellington and Marc Taddei got their 2018 season off to an arresting start with a concert of three resplendent-sounding works, one whose effect simply got more and more celebratory and engaging as the evening went on.”
‘Under Taddei’s knowing baton the work sang and sang with superb strings with sharp wind and brass support…”
Orchestra Wellington Concertmaster, Amalia Hall
“Amalia Hall, the orchestra’s concertmaster, has played the work overseas, where she has been a prizewinner in a number of prestigious competitions, and she handled the solo part with both brilliance and immense understanding.
The orchestra, too, was remarkably assured with all sections completely at home in a work that demands much of each and every player.”