Press/Reviews

“ Altogether an evening of triumph, a never-to-be-forgotten moment for all present (Beethoven and Blue Jeans)” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ Rubardt is an inspiring figure, emotional and intellectual, and on Saturday he supplied both to bring out the genius in his multi-talented team. (Mahler Symphony No. 1) ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“The performance by Rubardt and the Portland Symphony was about as close as one can get to perfection on this planet – perfectly shaped, balanced, fresh, nuanced and full of genuine emotion. (Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2) ” ~ Portland Press Herald

“ Thrilling to watch as well as hear, Rubardt and the PSO demonstrated to any yet in need of convincing Pensacola’s supreme good fortune in their collective presence here. (Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5) ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ The audience was on its feet roaring… ” ~ Las Vegas Sun

“ Rubardt gave the Syracuse Symphony magnificent direction from the podium. The orchestra reciprocated with resolute attention to every detail from his baton, delivering a first-class performance. (Copland Symphony No. 3) ” ~ Syracuse Post-Standard

“ Both Liszt’s Hamlet and Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 4 had a bright-tempo and a bracing interpretation. Maestro Rubardt makes much of the melody line, with the end of every phase nicely shaped. It was marvelous and interesting that his elegant conducting was precisely matched by the refined and flowing music. (Yamagata Symphony, Japan) ” ~ Ongaku no tomo

“ The huge orchestra rocked the building, and never missed a note. (Mahler Symphony No.5)” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“Saturday night's performance by the Las Vegas Philharmonic, with guest conductor Peter Rubardt, was also a slam dunk. ” ~ Las Vegas Review Journal

“ Once again the production gave evidence that under the baton of Music Director Peter Rubardt the symphony can deliver technical excellence, a lofty, gossamer elegance, a dollop of majesty and, on this occasion, a rollicking belly laugh, as well. (Staged performance of Mendelssohn/Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream) ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ The orchestra’s performance was masterful. It sometimes seems that such could be taken for granted. (La Mer, with Youngstown Symphony) ” ~ Youngstown Vindicator

“ What I heard was… an orchestra with a high degree of polish and technical achievement, as well as the ability to play with conviction color and intensity… ” ~ On the Record, with Henry Fogel

“ Ms. Salins and Mr. Rubardt captivated the crowd with their tender performance of these melancholy songs (Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer) ” ~ New York Times

“ Rubardt’s awareness of the watershed masterpieces that is the “Eroica” is acute. But to know it is one thing; to bring an orchestra up to perform it as one instrument is another. The thunderous applause of the drained but exulting audience was testimony to splendid achievement at every chair and podium on stage. ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ Clearly a new era has opened in Pensacola. Successfully staging (John Adams’) Transmigration of Souls, the hometown symphony moved up to world-class. ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ Relationships make great music: between many sounding instruments, conductor and musicians, orchestra and audience… Rubardt excels at all of these, coaxing, explaining, charming, sharing his knowledge and insight indefatigably, on every level. (Rite of Spring) ” ~ Pensacola News Journal

“ Conductor Peter Rubardt was on the podium for most of the night and showed once again how easily he can work a crowd… the man is a natural. (Holiday Pops) ” ~ Syracuse Post-Standard

“ (Rubardt) wove the tremendously complex textures and heavily syncopated sections of "The Rite of Spring" with vigor and intensity. The orchestra responded with gusto. ” ~ Syracuse Post-Standard

“ Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 (with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra) was performed magnificently and expressed the deep emotion of German Romanticism very well. The performance was rhythmical and so beautiful generally, especially the fourth movement, which was both constructed with elaborate calculation and well balanced. ” ~ Ongaku – no – Tomo (Japan)

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