“Thierry Fischer led the orchestra in a riveting performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. As he did when conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 a couple of years ago, Fischer had the crowd hanging on every note. His upcoming Mahler cycle promises to be monumental.
Travis Peterson’s glorious delivery of the opening trumpet fanfare led into a performance of remarkable focus and intensity.”
Salt Lake Tribune, April 2014
“The Utah Symphony’s mastery of the classical style as of late has been quite impressive. It sounds incredibly focused with defined, meticulous movement, expertly wielded dynamics, …Haydn’s opening to The Creation, titled The Representation of Chaos sounded clean, intense, and restrained…. Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony concluded the program. The music was often brooding and intense, with an incredible dynamic range… the orchestra performed with the usual high level of professionalism and attention to detail that has been characteristic of the Fischer baton.”
Reichel Recommends, 19th April 2014