Southbank Centre Changing Minds: OAE/Alsop
…the rapport between her [Patricia Kopatchinskaja] and the OAE under the conductor Marin Alsop was tangible … Opening the concert with one of Brahms’s most perfectly chiseled works, the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Alsop drew exquisitely transparent playing. She saved her rhythmic drive for Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony.
john Allison, the telegraph (UK)
7 FEBRUARY, 2016
…[Kopatchinskaja] and her gut-stringed violin pounced, pleaded, skittered and swung through it, and Alsop and the orchestra backed her choices all the way; together they made the opening of the slow movement something strikingly amorphous.
ERICA JEAL, THE GUARDIAN (UK)
8 FEBRUARY, 2016
Marin Alsop, an associate artist of the Southbank Centre, was greeted with enormous affection by the audience. Long may her association with the OAE continue.