Utah Arts Review, February 2023:
The performance showcased the orchestra’s artistic growth during Fischer’s tenure as well as the conductor’s musicality, range, and flair for the sublime. … Without exaggerating the contrasting tempi, as some conductors do, Fischer captured the piece’s unique architecture and the full breadth of its emotional sweep. In the first movement, he gave space to each section, carefully setting the stage for the piece’s thematic development with clear, deliberate phrasing. He infused the quiet passages with anticipation, encouraging listeners to lean in and then rewarding their attention with bursts of unabashed joy and pathos.