Utah Symphony's Impressive Carnegie Hall Comeback

Colin Currie
Musical America

Ranking symphony orchestras is ultimately a useless little parlor game, but it can be difficult to resist, especially when a concert as breathtaking as the Utah Symphony's recent visit to Carnegie Hall prompts a mental rearrangement of the scoreboard of modern American orchestras. Both in Friday night's New York premiere of Switch, a new concerto written for Colin Currie by California composer Andrew Norman, and in pieces of standard repertoire, Theirry Fischer and his Salt Lake City band gave a performance as transporting as anything America's more widely awknowledged capitals have to offer.  Download the full review here (PDF)