"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."
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 conduct Beethoven's Symphony no. 6 with the San Diego Symphony featuring a unique presentation on music perception, the mind, and hearing loss. Click here for more!
Sameer will open the 2016-2017 season of the Fresno Philharmonic as a Music Director candidate. Click here for more!
Sameer featured in San Diego Magazine's Fall Arts Preview. Pick up your copy at locations throughout San Diego!
Sameer featured in San Diego Downtown News: The 'finest city' welcomes a humble conductor
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