USA Tour – Review Roundup

We’re receiving some good reviews from our US concerts so far. See below for a selection:

The crowd came to Fort Lauderdale to hear Pinchas Zukerman conduct and solo with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert that demonstrated that Zukerman, at 63, still stands with the world’s top violinists. Zukerman played and conducted Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1, giving what may be South Florida’s  finest performance in years of this overplayed work.

The London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…is a highly capable ensemble with strong, agile playing in all sections and a vivid, often sumptuous tone.

Click to read the full review from the South Florida Classical Review.

Zukerman gave the Bruch Violin Concerto a lovely performance. He conducted with his bow, a cruder implement than his baton, but it worked well…Throughout, Zukerman played with the assurance of someone who has played the work for decades – an old friend, yet ever fresh.

Next up was Brahms’ Symphony No.4. It is a rich tapestry, and Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic had what is required for a great performance…The final movement was unforgettable. It needs a conductor and orchestra that understand the movement’s complex architecture. Now, they’ve got it.

It was a powerful, memorable performance by a magnificent orchestra and superb conductor.

Click to read the full review from Palm Beach Daily News.

On Wednesday night, the RPO played the first of two concerts at the Kravis Center as part of the venue’s Regional Arts series. Eighty-two strong, they played to an exacting standard rarely heard in most concert halls.

Although this intelligent group of players could have gone conductor-less, Zukerman had a rare old time leading and playing the Violin Concerto No. 1 of Max Bruch. Appropriating a “Mr. Cool” approach, Zukerman spun around and around, playing, then conducting, with his unwieldy bow…there was much synergy between soloist and orchestra.

Now it was time for the orchestra to shine in the Symphony No. 4 of Brahms. They played vigorously and with enviable refinement…The orchestra received a standing ovation and many well-deserved bravos from the large house.

Click to read the full review from the Palm Beach ArtsPaper.


About Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prestigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. This was the vision of the Orchestra’s flamboyant founder Sir Thomas Beecham, whose legacy is maintained today as the Orchestra thrives under the exceptional direction of its new Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Maestro Charles Dutoit.
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