Mar 18, 2017


“Both programme and sound were reminiscent of a first-class international touring orchestra. Confident and as if it were the most natural thing in the world. … Was it Jukka-Pekka Saraste… who created such an illusion?”
… in any case: the most highly nuanced transparency combined with the most opulent presence; never clamorous…The conductor’s direction was robust, daring and relentless in the powerful level of sound unleashed…”

7 March 2017
Bernhard Uske, Frankfurter Rundschau

“The hero of two exciting hours is called Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The Finnish maestro’s ability to turn the the highly concentrated orchestra into a unity, the way he covered the dynamic depths and shoals of the wholly Russian concert evening, commanded respect. For the orchestra, Saraste’s debut performance was a matter of the heart. It could be clearly felt.”

8 March 2017
ack, Offenbach Post