Michael Huebner at artsBHAM.com has reviewed my recent Masterworks concert, also discussing my appointment as Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
"In his first Masterworks concert since being appointed ASO’s music director, Carlos Izcaray proved to be a sensitive and intelligent musician, leading with restrained passion while neatly calculating tempo shifts and dynamic shadings. Highly attuned to the talents of orchestral musicians and trumpet soloist Christopher Martin, Izcaray melded each of these ingredients into a satisfying whole. Though less flamboyant, perhaps, than some of the dozen or so guest conductors who preceded him during the search that started in 2011, Izcaray’s conducting is as grounded, subtle and detailed as you will find."
Read the full article here: http://www.artsbham.com/review-aso-carlos-izcaray-glimpse-future/