Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, the young American conductor understands the music with rare acuity.
Radcliffe drew out the score's dark beauties with skill and keen insight...
We have to give admirable credit to Stephen Rogers Radcliffe for his energy and perseverance, hard work, and stamina...
Stephen Rogers Radcliffe has in recent years proved himself a masterly programmer, presenting unusual material from the past and present in imaginative yet coherent juxtapositions
In the performance Radcliffe let the music flow and trusted the musicians. Solos were thoughtfully phrased, string sections often sounded like one instrument, cross rhythms and syncopations were accomplished with polish. The whole was infused with momentum and excitement, yet always sounded musical.
There was little to fault in the evening’s performances. The ensemble playing was synchronous and energetic, and Stephen Rogers Radcliffe’s leadership was never less than authoritative.
Radcliffe drew from his orchestra a refined and stylistically impeccable accompaniment