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"Symphony, soloists dazzle with Mozart [headline]
Mozart - and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra - were in superb form for this year's Mozart Festival. Each phrase had direction, each section offered energy and drive. This was a polished reading that could be used as a model for near-perfection in Mozartean performance. Central Ohio lovers of Mozart are fortunate, indeed."
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

"Cherish the Ladies' collaboration with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra was a successful one, thanks to the vigor and skill of the ensemble, as well as the energy imparted by guest conductor Peter Stafford Wilson."
THE POST-STANDARD

"This weekend's Columbus Symphony Orchestra concerts demonstrate why orchestras have assistant conductors. Last night's performance demonstrated why the CSO is fortunate to have a good one. Happily, Peter Stafford Wilson looked anything but the last-minute replacement . It was immediately clear that he was prepared, and prepared to make good music, which is just what happened."
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

"Joined by 84 members of the Springfield Symphony Chorale and four vocal soloists, a spectacular, well-balanced performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in D minor ensued. Maestro Wilson displayed exceptional leadership as he pulled every ounce of musicianship from the combined ensembles. This evening proved once again that community spirit can indeed result in great musical collaboration. Bravo Springfield!"
SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN

"Strong details bring Nutcracker to life [headline]
The Columbus Symphony is back, under the experienced leadership of conductor Peter Stafford Wilson. Thank goodness. This ballet was considered as a partnership between music and dance, and that’s what it was. Tempos seemed well-thought-out in each scene, and contrasting dynamics and spotlighted solos helped bring Tchaikovsky’s fabled score to life."
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

"Tulsa Ballet top-notch in Shakepeare effort (headline)
Tulsa Ballet certainly has the talent and the work ethic necssary to do this ballet, as it showed at Friday's opening night performance.  Music director Peter Stafford Wilson conducted the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, which gave a performance of the score full of effervescence and vitality.  Wi'lson's pacing was excellent, and he guided the players in phrasing that perfectly underscored the action and emotion of the scene."
TULSA WORLD

“ ‘Cinderella” keeps charm”

Friday’s performance was about as good as one could imagine.  Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson led the Tulsa Symphony in a performance of the Prokofiev score that was beautifully paced and highlighted the often thorny harmonies and dark accents that decorate the lush melodies.

TULSA WORLD

"Under Peter Stafford Wilson's sensitive baton, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra's performance (of Cranko/Tchaikovsky/Stolze Onegin) was richly colored, cohesvive, and perfectly paced."

TULSA WORLD

 

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