Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Denève, in his seventh week with the SLSO since 2003, is always a welcome visitor to Powell Symphony Hall. With a gift for managing large forces, as well as smaller ensembles, he had an excellent opportunity to demonstrate his range.

He’s certainly at home in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. (…)

Osborne and Denève have the kind of partnership that grows with long experience, and the orchestra was totally on board with them. (…)

[The “Alpine Symphony”] is also a journey through a human life, and Denève explored it meaningfully and comprehensively. The expanded orchestra was fully on board with his vision throughout, from the many solo moments of the principal players to beautiful playing by sections and the responsiveness of the full ensemble, from stormy passages to the quietest moments of mystery.”

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