Queen Elizabeth Hall | London, England

photo by Mark Allan

REVIEWS

"The enthusiasm of conductor Anthony Parnther spread like fire through the ensemble: here there was no pretension, no expectation, just the simple pleasure of performing– and who knew that Beethoven was so joyful." 
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CHARLOTTE PERKINS | BRISTOL 24/7

“As a finale came Beethoven’s gloriously sunny 4th Symphony. Under Parnther’s unfussy, relaxed baton, the piece unfolded with unforced grace. The whole orchestra was on terrific form, but the numerous solos in the slow movement shone out with special eloquence.”
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NICK KIMBERLEY | THE EVENING STANDARD

IVAN HEWITT | THE TELEGRAPH

“Conductor Anthony Parnther possesses an unfussy clear beat that last night brought sections alive. Every now again there were wizard-like flourishes. What underpins Parnther’s technique is a pleasingly modest approach to the art of conducting.”
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JON JACOB | THOROUGHLY GOOD BLOG

“...Anthony Parnther gave a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.4. If it is going to play as well as this, Chineke! sounds ready to start writing the next chapter at the QEH.”

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RICHARD FAIRMAN | FINANCIAL TIMES

"Parnther’s podium style, debonair and even theatrical, seems suited to bigger spaces than an intimate 900-seater... But the sound he drew from Chineke!, led yesterday by the outstanding soloist Tai Murray, hit just the right spot. Their dance-like surges and whirls left room for some ear-catching individual work from flute, clarinet, and horns. Chineke! blended lilt and heft as they built, in tight formation, towards a joyfully affirmative conclusion."
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BOYD TONKIN | THE ARTS DESK

“Parnther delivered a finely sculpted performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, mixing mischief and mystery in equal measure.”
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NIK KIMBERLEY | THE EVENING STANDARD

“Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony came after the interval, in a high voltage interpretation that maintained a fine balance between detail and elan. The slow movement, which can drag if imperfectly handled, was particularly beautiful, with graceful strings and superb woodwind. The finale was edge-of-your-seat stuff, blending rhythmic precision and energy with heady elation. Chineke! go from strength to strength. A most exhilarating evening.”

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TIM ASHLEY | THE GUARDIAN

“Anthony Parnther caught the Symphony’s moods that change like the weather – brooding, sunny, charged and dramatic. Chineke! brought all its brightness and lively intelligence to a reading full of fun and gravity, exuding passion and personality.”

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AMANDA JANE DORAN | CLASSICAL SOURCE

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