Renée Fleming on the Tallahassee Symphony:

“They were wonderful,” Fleming said of the TSO musicians. “It’s a beautiful sound in the hall. It’s a very warm hall. And I’m sure that’s also because of Darko, he’s a terrific musician. And he’s very young. I’d never met him before tonight. He’s a very nice person and extremely prepared. I appreciate it.”

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Guest Conductor succeeds with Prokofiev

“Here, the conductor utilized his imposing presence, and his energetic yet graceful conducting style did not at all detract from the way he delineated each musical line and phrase, extracting the essence of the dramatic Beethoven work…”

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An Unprecedented Evening with the CSO

“Guest conductor Butorac led a performance that made it sound like he had this music in his blood. He brought out everything from mournful Gypsy pathos to frantic “friskas,” realizing the exotic sound and spirit that has made the Hungarian idiom so popular. He drew smooth, burnished sounds from the strings, and kept brisk tempos.”

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