10. February 2015 · Comments Off on Aw Shucks! :-) · Categories: Opera, Reviews

Conductor Joseph Marcheso did a masterful job leading
the orchestra. I particularly loved a short piccolo (possibly flute) solo, and there are plenty of oboe parts which are always my favorite.

The oboe parts are often my favorites too! 🙂

I read it here. (pdf)

09. February 2015 · Comments Off on Opera Reviews! · Categories: Reviews

Two reviews are in so far. Both are quite positive. Not only that … I was mentioned! What fun to read that, although I don’t feel tremendously heroic.

There are numerous heroes in the pit, too, including flutist Isabelle Chapuis and oboist Patricia Emerson Mitchell, who beautifully executed the solos composed by Weiser for those instruments.

—Richard Scheinin

(Found here)

The other review, by Joshua Kosman, can be seen here.

I really love this opera, and it appears others are enjoying it as well. I have a few solos, and I think the work is quite well written for oboe. That being said, it is NOT an easy work to play, and I have to keep my energy up throughout.

06. October 2014 · Comments Off on Congratulations, Janet! · Categories: Opera, Reviews, San Francisco Opera

Special credit goes to Janet Popesco Archibald for her magnificent English horn solo during “Ma dall’arido stelo divulsa.”

I absolutely love seeing friends get good reviews, and Janet is one fine player. I always enjoy hearing the wonderful musicians of San Francisco Opera.

RTWT, written by Lisa Hirsch. She didn’t care for the men. I’ll have to see what I think, but she is an opera expert and I most certainly am not.

09. June 2014 · Comments Off on The Merc Review · Categories: Reviews

Richard Scheinin has posted his review.

I completely agree: Debbie Kramer was fantastic. Working with George Cleve was amazing. Pam Hakl was stunning. It really was “all that”. And more.

24. March 2014 · Comments Off on Carmina Burana Review · Categories: Reviews, Symphony

Mr. Scheinin liked it … as did the audiences. There was more cheering than I’ve heard in a long time at the end of the concerts!

17. February 2014 · Comments Off on Butterfly: Opera Review · Categories: Opera, Reviews

Looks like Mr. Scheinin liked it. Nice! 🙂

Both Saturday and Sunday’s opening performances were rewarded with standing ovations. From what I can hear, the singers sound great!

06. January 2014 · Comments Off on Quite the Review! · Categories: Reviews

Check out what Richard Scheinin had to say about last night’s performance. Nice! It’s always so good to read a positive review, and it’s great to see San Jose Chamber Orchestra get this sort of attention!

Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse truly were out of this world amazing. They just ooze music. Michael Touchi’s new work was wonderful.

It’s really humbling to be in the presence of such fine musicians. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be there.

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on Two Reviews For SSV · Categories: Reviews, Symphony

… and rather favorable, at that!

Richard Scheinin of the Mercury News

David Bratman of San Francisco Classical Voice

30. September 2013 · Comments Off on Review Number Two · Categories: Reviews

David Bratman (SFCV) liked it a bit more. 🙂

Lisa Hirsch brought this review to my attention. I just can’t believe it. Honestly!

But I’m going to start pounding a bassoon with sticks from here on out.