Falstaff - Mannes Opera Company
"In a polished and entertaining production on Thursday evening, the Mannes Opera captured the high spirits of the piece. Joseph Colaneri [directed and] drew clear, energetic playing from the school's orchestra, dreamily atmospheric, but still precise and transparent when [required]..."
The New York Times
Carnegie Hall - Mahler Centennial Year Concert
"It was brave of Mannes College to present its orchestra in a Mahler program at Carnegie Hall...The Mannes players acquitted themselves impressively. For straightforwar expressivity, the performance of "Das Lied" compared favorably with the more personalized, highly manipulated rendering that James Levine and the Met Orchestra had given in the same hall two and a half weeks earlier"

"The orchestra's strings, found their way to enveloping lushness that all of Mahler's music requires....As in the Adagio [from Symphony No. 10] the strings played with inviting warmth and solidity"
The New York Times
Mannes Orchestra - Carnegie Hall 2008
"Youthful exuberance is a marketable commodity everywhere, and in the classical music world it commands a premium. Still, Mannes College the New School for Music offered a generous sampling of it free on Tuesday evening, when the Mannes Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall...when both the score and this young orchestra were at their fiery best." --ALLAN KOZINN
The New York Times

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