Editorial: Milton to coach football team!
On Thursday I went to hear
the Canberra Symphony Orchestra which is so prostate-tinglingly good these days
that I believe its dynamic and classy director and conductor Nicholas Milton,
who has flair and dynamism to burn, should be called in, quickly, to coach the
Raiders and the Brumbies in his spare time.
Ian Warden, Canberra Times - Editorial, 14.05.2011
I can’t remember hearing a finer performance from the
Canberra Symphony Orchestra than its rendition of Ottario Respighi’s The
Pines of Rome, performed in a taut, energetic
interpretation. ... a breathtaking pianissimo, consummately played, underpinned
by a perfect carpet of string chords ... the string sound of the CSO is one of
its strongest features, and the CSO strings had that velvety texture and
breadth of resonance suggesting fabric woven from the matching techniques of
individuals. Nicholas Milton stood like a military commander directing his
troops as he created a marvellous surround-sound effect. ... In the Tchaikovsky
and Rossini, the CSO breathed new life into these sometimes devilishly intricate
pieces to add a celebratory gloss to the concert.
Jennifer Gall, Canberra Times, 07.05.2011