The Utah Enlightenment is about remaking the spaces where art and creative expression occur and this Odyssey program was as brilliant a case study as seen recently in the local arts scene.
Reflections, the most recent NOVA Chamber Music Series concert, eloquently conveyed its theme in a cohesive, imaginative way that any artistic director should envy.
Royal Musings, its all-British offering, was a more than gratifying musical experience. There was an acute, wise and incisive take on each of the concert’s works.
The sextet bathed the hall in the full luminous potential of Verklärte Nacht. Adkins’ decision to conclude the first program of her season as NOVA’s music director was perfect as a point of artistic mission.
Adkins…chose a wonderfully diverse yet cohesive program to open the ensemble’s 41st season.
If every orderly transition in an organization or institution came off as exquisitely as last weekend’s closing concert for NOVA Chamber Music Series’ 40th anniversary season, we would be fortunate to move forward with less stress and more promise.
Les Roka of The Utah Review called last week's performance of On the Threshold of Winter “an astonishing production.”