Review: "Mitchell in for Skrowaczewski"

"Mitchell did himself proud leading scores by Weber, Mozart and Shostakovich on a night that will no doubt be inscribed in the annals of Assistant Conductors’ Big Opportunities," begins's review of Brett Mitchell's last-minute debut at the Blossom Music Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra. The site particularly praised the "clean, expressive performance [of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5] which had both its thrilling and chilling moments, as well as an abundance of alluring details. The finale was breathtaking in its sweep and sense of triumph. The results Mitchell and the orchestra achieved on Sunday were amazing." To read the complete review, please click here.