New receives praise for inaugural Dallas performances

New receives praise for inaugural Dallas performances

Gemma New conducting the Dallas Symphony orchestra (Photo credit: Sylvia Elzafon)

Conductor Gemma New received top praise for her debut performance on November 8th as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor. The performances, which ran throughout the weekend, were attended by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra community plus participants from the DSO’s inaugural “Women in Classical Music” Symposium which took place during the week. Check out the highlights and reviews below:

The Texas Classical Review writes: “New Zealander Gemma New made an encouraging debut as principal guest conductor Friday night at Meyerson Symphony Center, and alongside the orchestra delivered a cleverly organized set of pieces that emphasized sonority over narrative. In Debussy’s orchestral masterwork, La Mer, New’s vibrant articulations and careful handling of textures provided an inspired reading.”

The Dallas Morning News raves: “In Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, New and the orchestra made sensuous magic of the piece.”

(Photo credit: Sylvia Elzafon)