Jayce Ogren – Press

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Barber, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Mussorgsky with the Spokane Symphony

Ogren inspires as final candidate for Spokane Symphony music director

The Spokesman-Review

April 15, 2019

“Rather than relying, however, on the status of the piece as a sure hit, Ogren continued to demand the greatest expressivity and color from its every measure. The result was a fresh and vivid new view of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece; a view in which the work’s essential Russianness was allowed to emerge from beneath the patina of Ravel’s beguiling, but distinctly Gallic orchestration.”

Jayce Ogren conducts Orchestra 2001

Jayce Ogren conducts Orchestra 2001 in Wolfe, Andriessen and Higdon

The Inquirer

September 23, 2015

“Nobody ever said Orchestra 2001 couldn’t rock – a modern ensemble has to be able to do anything – but perhaps no previous program has challenged this group (a 10-player version) to prove it so vehemently as the one Sunday under guest conductor Jayce Ogren at the Arts Bank. Four composers were heard at their most raucous, in performances that displayed a controlled abandon seldom heard in new-music concerts.”