Review: Brett Mitchell's Blossom debut hailed as "propulsive, fiercely focused, and flawlessly paced"

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has hailed Brett Mitchell's last-minute debut at the Blossom Music Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra as "propulsive, fiercely focused...and flawlessly paced." "The reading [of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5] presented the listener with ample servings of madness and sorrow, and allowed time for both to sink in fully." "The conductor himself may have been a late addition to the program Sunday, but his actual work, a controlled, emphatic performance defined by effective use of silence, was hardly that of a newcomer." To read the complete review, please click here.