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Daniel Meyer conducts Portland Symphony Orchestra

Concert review: Conductor candidate Daniel Meyer homes in on Russian favorites

by Allan Kozinn Press Herald

May 14, 2018

“Meyer and the orchestra gave the piece the weight and gravity such an interpretation demands, but without overstating it, and certainly without downplaying the orchestral virtuosity it demands. As in the Tchaikovsky, Meyer shaped passages carefully, kept Rachmaninoff’s bursts of punctuating brass and wind writing sharp and precise, and drew remarkable warmth and flexibility from the strings and woodwinds. It was, overall, a thrilling account of a big, challenging work, and a perfect ending to an impressive job audition.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Portland Symphony Orchestra in Pops concert

Concert review: PSO Pops! ends series on high note

by Steve Feeney Press Herald

April 22, 2018

“Meyer ably led the orchestra in a few instrumental pieces. A spirited medley from “Oklahoma!” competed with a selection of tunes from “Flower Drum Song” for melodic richness. Music from Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” highlighted – what else? – the trombones, while Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” hit all the melancholy marks.”

Daniel Meyer conducts West Virginia Symphony

Review: Conductor candidate Meyer makes powerful impression

by David Williams Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 5, 2017

“Meyer’s conducting made this chestnut sound fresh-scrubbed. His attention to detail showed the brusque undercurrent of modernism nobly. The slashing rhythms and jarring dissonances that quickly cut to expressive melody helped propel the performance.

The orchestra’s rhythm was keen while Meyer drew distinct textures and burbling colorings from the players. In all, a skillful balance of lyricism and fire.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Beethoven's Eroica in Nurumberg

Daniel Meyer conducts Beethoven’s Eroica in Nurumberg

by Peter Löw Nürnberger Zeitung

February 20, 2017

“Cleveland-born guest conductor Daniel Meyer shapes this symphony (Beethoven’s Eroica) in a thrilling way – multi-faceted as well as subtle in the funereal motion of the slow movement and with just the right impulse and passion in the finale.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Fresno Philharmonic

In a powerful display of conducting, Meyer wows Fresno Philharmonic audience

by Donald Munro The Fresno Bee

November 7, 2016

“Meyer was a powerhouse on the podium. If I had just one word to describe his conducting, it would be muscular. In the Beethoven piece, his gestures were big and sweeping. His arms reminded me of a dancer in top shape extending a movement just farther than you thought possible. And in the piece’s more quiet and tender moments, he brought the orchestra along with a dramatic flair – but never (well, almost never) straying into melodramatic territory. He is a compelling figure on the stage, his hair whipping about, accenting every movement, and comes across as a commanding presence. The audience ate it up.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Alabama Symphony

Daniel Meyer conducts Alabama Symphony

The Birmingham News

June 1, 2013

“With dynamic gestures and a stylish demeanor, the 40-year-old music director of the Asheville Symphony and Erie Philharmonic exacted a balanced, rhythmically vibrant, and richly blended sound from the orchestra… Much of his success with the orchestra resulted from his clear, demonstrative beat. Visually, his conducting is an exact replica of the music, so the orchestra‘s scrupulous response was no surprise.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Asheville Symphony

Daniel Meyer conducts Asheville Symphony in John Adams, Ravel, Tchaikovsky

CVNC Arts Journal

September 17, 2011

“For their opening concert of this year’s Masterworks series, Meyer and his excellent instrumentalists showed me what I have been missing in my four years in Raleigh. Meyer’s choice of repertoire included some of the most dazzling music of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The technical demands of this music and the manner in which conductor, players and guest piano soloist exceeded these demands provided an evening of musical excitement and impeccable beauty.”

Daniel Meyer conducts Stuttgart Orchestra

Daniel Meyer conducts Stuttgart Orchestra in Ravel, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky

Stuttgarter Zeitung

May 16, 2011

“Seeing how he has spurred the Stuttgart Orchestra to phenomenal achievements with only the most flowing signals and agile body language, one longs for more encounters with this young “charismatic”…Meyer is a powerfully-expressive creator, who unites musical culture with pointed characterization.”