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Espressivo continues its 6th Season with exciting new concerts on January 23 and April 9
Reviews
Espressivo’s opening concert of its 6th Season on September 19, 2021 began with Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, Nr. 3. Espressivo performed a resounding celebration of Corelli’s colorful baroque music, full of character and cheery with sweet violins accompanied by a solid continuo. Next was the Concerto for English Horn, Opus 34, a late work of the Venetian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Peter Lemberg, the soloist in the concerto was brilliant in this rarely performed gem. The program concluded with Mozart’s Symphony Nr. 29. Its light-hearted charm and elegance resulted in a work which was entertaining and delightful.Santa Cruz Sentinel September 23, 2021

“Masterpieces by three major American composers received consistently strong performances in Espressivo’s “An American Heritage” program at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz on March 30.” – Roger Emanuels, Performing Arts Monterey Bay April 3, 2017

“This performance [of Anton Webern's “Five Pieces for Orchestra”] emphasized the titles of the movements that abound with words like “tenderly,” “extremely calm” and “very flowing.” As disjointed as the music might seem, conductor Singher created a forward flow that provided a lovely connection of sounds that became the melody.” – Roger Emanuels, Performing Arts Monterey Bay October 11, 2016

“the Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz almost sold out of seats to those who came to hear the Espressivo orchestra play Schoenberg [“Pierrot lunaire”] and Stravinsky [“Histoire du Soldat”] in an ambitious undertaking” – Scott MacClelland, Performing Arts Monterey Bay April 12, 2016

“The full house rewarded the performance with a sustained standing ovation--shared I'm sure by the composer, this work [Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde”], the performers and their conductor’s insightful vision.” – Scott MacClelland, Performing Arts Monterey Bay January 12, 2016

“[Mozart, Ibert, Wagner, Hindemith were] a tremendous success under conductor Michel Singher" – Roger Emanuels, Performing Arts Monterey Bay September 14, 2015