Carl St. Clair

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

“Carl St. Clair made an impression as a solid and often imaginative leader.  If there is any test of a conductor’s skills, it is Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.  St. Clair handled the bloated forces of the ballet’s Suite No. 2 with skill and elegance.”

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

 

 

Pacific Symphony Orchestra (European Tour)

 

“St. Clair and his fabulous orchestra completely won over Hanover … with spirit, a sense of sound and utterly breathtaking precision.”

HANNOVERSCHE  ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

 

 

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

 

"[Carl St. Clair] led the NSO in a performance that was remarkable for its precision and clarity ... His reading was full of passion and febrile intensity — the pathos in the work's slow finale was heartrending ..." [Frank Ticheli's Radiant Voices]

NASHVILLE SCENE/Country Life

 


Komische Oper Berlin

 

“The concert began with the dramatic and indestructible overture to Bernstein’s Candide, and after this piece, which lasts less than five minutes, one already knew quite a bit about Carl St. Clair, his working economy, his mastery, his taste and his showmanship … a new, heartier tone will enter the Komische Oper with St. Clair.”

BERLIN ZEITUNG

 

 

Brooklyn Philharmonic

 

“[Ute Lemper] the mesmerizing German singer and actress … had an excellent partner in the dynamic conductor Carl St. Clair … [St. Clair’s] vivid performance of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin served as a setup to Ms. Lemper, who returned to sing four chansons …”

NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

“St. Clair performed honorably.  He is a reliable technician, and agreeable podium personality and a solid, informed musician.  He had the musical challenges well in hand.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

 

USC Thornton Symphony

 

"Led by music director Carl St. Clair, the symphony seemed to not simply perform the pieces of the evening, but embody them. It has been St. Clair's lifetime work and emphasis to not only perform works, but to understand the context and the life history of the composers who wrote them."


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