The Tribune-Star’s Stephanie Salter has a wonderful review of “Music for the Heart”, THSO’s opening concert for the 2018-2019 season. The horn section in particular earned praise for their performance in “Don Juan”:
Equally satisfying was the orchestra’s presentation of Richard Strauss’ tone poem, “Don Juan.” Like most of Strauss, the music is complex and difficult to play, and it demands one heck of a horn section. The 2018-19 THSO horns showed themselves to be up to the challenge, and then some. Their fellow musicians – from woodwinds to strings to percussion – also delivered the big, lush and thrilling sound that comes with Strauss territory.