Conducting Reviews

Butterfly Easy on Ear and Eye

“Most of the success of this production lies at the hands of Joel Rosenberg who led in the right form to carry the whole along at the right pace and sensitivity.”

New Zealand Herald, Auckland

Nutcracker Magic Enthralls

“Rosenberg’s sensitive accompaniment proved him to be an expert ballet conductor.”

The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon

Review of the Ravel Concerto in D major for the Left Hand with Leon Fleisher, Pianist

“That the sound of the orchestra improved markedly in the Ravel is to the credit of Joel Rosenberg who displayed a firm grasp of the music and a fluid, neat, conducting style.”

The New Mexico Independent, Albuquerque

Nutcracker imbued with new life

… Joel Rosenberg’s conducting animates and clarifies Tchaikovsky’s score. One watches the Second Act with a new appreciation of the composer.”

Business Day, Johannesburg, S.A.

Review of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

“Conductor Joel Rosenberg … inspired his instrumentalists to rise to the occasion and produce a first class rendition of this Russian masterpiece.”

Salt Lake Tribune

Rosenberg a Hit with Turandot

“Rosenberg’s electrifying performance captured the drama and passions that imbue Puccini’s opera.”

The Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City

Five College Orchestra Gives Polished Performance (Review of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4)

“The new 84 member Five College Symphony Orchestra took aim on a tough target Wednesday under the direction of its founder Joel Rosenberg, and ran up a winning score.”

The Morning Union, Springfield, Massachusetts

Viola and Chamber Music Reviews

Beethoven’s “Archduke” Warms Beautifully to Viola

“Unique about this performance is that the cello parts were transcribed and played on a viola by Paradigm’s Artistic Director, Joel Rosenberg. In many regards the viola’s soulful timbre captured the music’s message better than the originally scored cello.”

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah

Viola makes superb trio concert (Review of performance of the Archduke Trio)

“Joel Rosenberg was the first of the evening’s two soloists. He played the viola in the Hummel’s seldom heard Fantasy in G minor for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 94, Rosenberg is outstanding and played with ease and grace. His was a mellow and rich sounding viola.”

The Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, Utah