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“Since its inception the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series has sought to bring imaginative variety to its programming. It’s always succeeded in this endeavor and this summer’s offerings are no exception.”

Ed Reichel, Reichel Recommends, 2017

“Intermezzo is one of the bright spots on Salt Lake City’s musical summer.” Catherine reese newton, Salt Lake Tribune, 2016”

Catherine Reese Newton, Salt Lake Tribune, 2016

“The quality programming is definitely what the audiences come back for, but the surprises Intermezzo throws in also endear the audience to the organization. It isn’t uncommon for the musicians to take the stage to play a romantic sonata, but first launch into a short, unexpected contemporary work, with no warning or explanation. Fortunately, their fans have come to expect a shenanigan or two. Whether it’s having a pizza delivered onstage or organizing a stunt where the horn player falls on his horn and breaks it in the process, Intermezzo isn’t afraid to have fun with their performances.”

Laura Durham, 15 Bytes, 2016

“[Intermezzo] gave a fabulous reading that captured the lyricism and fluid lines… Their playing was cohesive and taut and wonderfully musical.”

Salt Lake Magazine Review, 2015 Season
 

“[Intermezzo] gave one of the most intuitively verdant and emotionally draining performances of any of Franz Schubert’s compositions that I have ever heard, live or on a recording”

Greg Walz, Artists of Utah
 

Baigue chose poems from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” that ranged from resignation to exultation, and the intimate Vieve Gore Concert Hall was scarcely big enough to contain his exuberance. The selections were so aptly chosen that it seemed as if Porter’s violin and Rollett’s horn were actually singing “Goodbye, my fancy,” the title of the Whitman poem with which the actor introduced the melancholy third movement.”

 
Catherine Reese Newton, Salt Lake Tribune, 2015 Season, Review of “Words and Music” Performance
 

“A forceful and virtuosic performance that was vibrant and compelling.”

Ed Reichel on the 2014 Season 

“An excellent illustration of how wide-ranging the genre of Chamber Music can be.”

Catherine Reese Newton, Salt Lake Tribune, on the 2014 Season  

“A remarkably rewarding and scintillating concert”

Deseret News on the 2013 season

“No one needs to remind the people behind the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series that music is supposed to be fun.”

— Salt Lake Tribune on the 2013 Season

“A thoughtful reading that was radiant and gorgeously expressive.”

Reichel Recommends on Dvorak in 2013

“Intermezzo pairs the daring and the familiar.”

Salt Lake Tribune on the 2013 season

“A shimmering account of the work that captured its passion, energy, drama and vitality.”

Deseret News on Dvorak in 2013
 

REVIEWS FROM MUSICIANS:

The concert was great. Thanks again for the tics. My friend loved it as well. You’ve got to be super proud. I’d enjoy chatting with you sometime upon your return- all good!
Barbara Scowcroft, violinist (Ralph Matson’s wife)
Utah Symphony

It was a sublime experience……unforgettable
Jed Moss, pianist
Ballet West Orchstra

As a pianist, I thought I’d never have a chance to play a Mahler symphony.  How nice to get the opportunity, and what a pleasure it was.  Bravo and thanks to all!
Frank Weinstock, pianist
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (emeritus)

My step father could not stop sobbing. My husband said he was on the edge of his seat- Thank you for bringing such excellence to this community. “Unforgettable” is right!
Aubrey McMillan, Soprano
Westminster College

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