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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Krása’s ‘Verlobung im Traum’ with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

“Music director Justin Brown conducts with sensitivity and taste, giving the work’s lush harmonies full scope without letting them lapse into kitsch. … Krása was a student of Zemlinsky, and you can hear that, alongside the influence of Czech folk music, jazz, popular idioms, Stravinsky and Wagner.” – Shirley Althorp, Financial Times Online, 10.26.14 “There is […]

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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Mainly Mozart Orchestra Debut

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]”“Before conducting Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony on Saturday’s concluding Mainly Mozart Festival concert at the Balboa Theatre, conductor Justin Brown told the near-capacity audience the Beethoven Fourth was his favorite symphony… In an impressive guest-conducting debut with Mainly Mozart, Brown prompted a life-affirming interpretation of the Fourth that was full of joy and high spirits. […]

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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Wagner’s ‘Die Meistersinger’ at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]“Justin Brown’s praises have been sung many times already in these pages; his Meistersingerreading is thrilling, many-layered, always focused on the musical flow and sensitive in the details.” – Eckhard Britsch, Opernetz.de, 4.30.14 “This Meistersinger bore all the hallmarks of Justin Brown, who with his always flexible conducting guaranteed a propulsively flowing and extraordinarily transparent Wagner interpretation.” – Thomas […]

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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Grand Rapids

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]“Brown’s podium performance was impressive, at times electrifying. Frequently he sifted through inner voices to find things worth exposing. Often he pushed the performance forward. Always he took a singer’s approach to leading the string section… Brown knows the Brahms [First Symphony] through and through. He conducted it from memory. Brown took his time, crafting slow […]

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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Britten’s ‘Peter Grimes’ at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]“Under Justin Brown the Badische Staatskapelle excelled itself, and plays the decisive part in the success of the evening.  You could hear in every bar how close this piece is to Brown’s heart as he spurred on and inspired every single participant.  Brown teased out every nuance of this masterpiece, all the harsh and […]

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Critical Acclaim for Justin Brown in Bruckner’s Ninth with the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]“Justin Brown offered a highly dramatic Bruckner, full of energy and tension, its relatively flowing tempi freeing the tremendous symphonic eruptions from any danger of pseudo-religiosity.  Brown conducted a penetrating and finely detailed rendition of the score, always allowing the crucial voices and structural pillars their full worth.” – Karl Georg Berg, Die Rheinpfalz, […]

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Justin Brown to Conduct German Premiere of ’48 Responses to Polymorphia’ by Jonny Greenwood and ‘Peter Grimes’

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]Justin Brown will conduct the German premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s 48 Responses to Polymorphia by Radiohead musician and composer Jonny Greenwood with the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe on April 28-30, 2013. The performance also includes Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto featuring cellist Maximilian Hornung and Brahms Symphony No. 4. Brown’s 2013-2014 opera season at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe concludes […]

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Justin Brown to Conduct Wagner’s Complete ‘Ring Cycle’ in Karlsruhe

[fap_default_playlist id=”67″]In celebration of the Wagner Year in 2013, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany, continues its 2012-2013 opera season with performances of Richard Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle from March 27-April 1, led by General Music Director Justin Brown.  All four productions were designed and directed by Denis Krief and will feature an internationally acclaimed cast […]

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