…skilled and immaculately executed direction of what is a complex score. (Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra)
It’s always a pleasure when a conductor is emotionally and intellectually invested in a composer and his work beyond just the dots on the page, and Benjamin Northey is clearly committed to Aaron Copland. – Limelight Magazine See more at: http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/live-reviews/review-symphony-common-man-sydney-symphony-orchestra#sthash.w1uQsDKh.dpuf
As he did throughout, Benjamin Northey directed with absolute authority and every cue and tempo change was immaculately navigated. (Sibelius Symphony No 5, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra)
Northey is a born conductor, one who revels in his work..he appears to be in a state of perpetual delight.
…Northey conducted (the LPO) with both intimacy and skill…a perceptive and devoted performance.
Classical Source, London
…these performances (Copland, Melbourne Symphony) are thoroughly beguiling…played with such finesse of detail and with such innate feeling for atmosphere…
Australian conductor Ben Northey galvanised the orchestra into a sparkling and vivacious performance, and set the tone for an authoritative, yet electrifying evening’s music making.
Middle C, New Zealand
Northey lifts the music from the conventional and into the extraordinary. Exciting! A star of the future.
Gelfe Dagbladet, Sweden
Conductor Benjamin Northey’s intelligent, commanding and encouraging leadership was invaluable.
A jubilant account of the New World Symphony offered a rich array of interpretive nuances…phrasings were supple and fully rounded, while articulations and dynamic shifts were precisely synchronised.
…a remarkable orchestral performance…(Beethoven Symphony No 5, Tasmania)
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