Rave Reviews

April 27th, 2015

Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance for Curtis Presents with Thomas Shivone, bass-baritone, and the Dover Quartet received rave reviews in the press. The program was a celebration of our 10th anniversary season and the great tradition of composers from Curtis, with music by Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, DSE commissioned composers and Curtis professors Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, and David Ludwig, and world premieres by Katerina Kramarchuk and Zhou Tian. DSE artists Mimi Stillman, Gabriel Cabezas, and Charles Abramovic performed, and composers Danielpour, Higdon, Ludwig, Kramarchuk, and Zhou introduced their pieces.

“In the breakneck unison runs and hair-trigger stops and starts of the fast movements, the three were flawlessly in sync – even their trillsThe Philadelphia Inquirer by Matthew Westphal

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“Expressiveness and an intelligent understanding of the composer’s intentions”Broad Street Review by Tom Purdom

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