Review: praises Brett Mitchell's first performance as COYO Music Director praised the "clear and crisp performances" delivered by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in their first concert under new music director Brett Mitchell. "A bright and chipper Festive Overture by Shostakovich opened the concert, revealing Mitchell to be a conductor full of charismatic energy and excitement as his enthusiasm prodded the musicians to exciting heights through sharp and precise gestures." Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was "effectively played" with a "fine sense of contrast," by turns "confident, bold, reflective, contemplative, gnarly, haunting, playful, light, humorous, exciting, ominous, and spine-tingling... All the stops were pulled out as the COYO and Brett Mitchell played with a sense of arrival, mustering up all of the brilliance and grandeur needed to conclude Mussorgsky’s colorful work." To read the complete review, please click here.