"From the fiery final movement of Dvorak’s Ninth (“New World”) Symphony to Gustav Holst’s thundering “Mars, the Bringer of War” from The Planets, Patel unleashed the orchestra’s brilliance and propulsive drive with complete assurance. He has been with the orchestra since September, and from all appearances has won their eager confidence."
"At the conclusion, Patel also was called back repeatedly and, in a lovely touch of humility not often seen by conductors, indicated that the bountiful applause belonged to the instrumentalists. Wow!– a conductor who treats the players like the partners they really are. In reply, the orchestra gave their guest conductor its own brand of applause. You don't see that so often in concerts."
"Patel gave the work a vibrant dynamic breath that ranged from the startlingly quiet and emotional, to the bombastic and overwhelmingly forceful. While the performance was filled with details-both subtle and bold-that came as a surprise in an already surprising work, it was Patel's broad narrative continuity throughout that made the performance so compelling. Given Maestro Patel’s personal warmth and apparent genuineness, and the intelligent interpretations of the weekend’s performance, I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear more from him in the future."
San Diego Symphony
Concert Under the Stars
September 1, 2016. 7:30pm, Embarcadero Marina South
San Diego Symphony
Tchaikovsky 1812 Spectacular
September 2-4, 2016. 7:30pm, Embarcadero Marina South
National Symphony Orchestra
NSO Sound Health
September 21, 2016. 1:30pm, National Institutes of Health
Gabriela Martinez, Piano
October 2, 2016. 3pm, William Saroyan Theatre
Music of Leshnoff, Mozart, and Sibelius
Sameer will make his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in September 2016
Sameer is selected as one of six conductors to work with Daniele Gatti, Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Read more here!
Sameer has been awarded a Solti Foundation U.S. 2016 Career Assistance Award! Click here to read the story in the San Diego Union Tribune!
Sameer shines with the San Diego Symphony in their 2016-2017 Tastings concert. Click here to read the review!
Sameer closes the 2015-2016 Family Festival series with the San Diego Symphony in a program called Much Ado About Music: Shakespeare and the Symphony. Click here to read an interview about the concert and Sameer's thoughts on Shakespeare.
Sameer will open the 2016-2017 season of the Fresno Philharmonic as a Music Director candidate. Click here for more!
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