What The Press is Saying...
It was evident that conductor Nancia D'Alimonte communicated the sense of the music clearly. Her beat outlines phrases, anticipates the character of attacks and the difference between urgency and repose.
She does this beautifully."
— Article from The Washington Post
"It was a joyful experience to play under her baton. Nancia D'Alimonte is one of the most impressive talents I have had the pleasure of working with. She is deeply musical, she cares about the soloist and every member of the ensemble, and most importantly, conducts with elegance, strong sense of style, and intensity."
— Berta Rojas, International guitarist
"One of the most impressive talents I've had the pleasure of working with, Dr. D'Alimonte is a true musician. Her artistry is genuine, honest, selfless. Her command of conducting techniques, as well as her rapport with the orchestra and the audiences is impressive. It was such a joyful experience to play under her baton: I soared freely on the wings of music; she reverntly took care of the rest."
— Dr. Myriam Avalos, Concert Pianist and Chamber Musician, Music Pedagogue, Piano Clinician
"You are the Bernstein of our time, your presentations and your passion are infectious!"
— Margaret Ochocinska, violinist
Just as extraordinary as the concerts are, there are also some extraordinary people in the audience. This comment is from a man who was the Music Director of the military bands in Moscow, Russia, and he was a pupil of Shostakovich (he is 89 years old). "I've seen many, many conductors in my life and you, you are among the best! Your passion, your conducting, your hands… so musical, so formidable!"
— Joseph Mahntuk, former student of Shostakovich
What The Audience is Saying...
“Thank you for these concerts! You have no idea how much we appreciate hearing your stories and your amazing orchestra. You bring so much joy to our lives in so many ways, thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
“This is better than going to the Kennedy Center or Strathmore. Your orchestra plays with more heart and passion than those other orchestras… and your stories bring the music off the page.”
“This was a concert beyond all others. Your stories are simply the best and the orchestra has gone past what I thought possible, congratulations! Baltimore Symphony and the NSO should learn from you and your orchestra! What a performance!”
“I was blown away by the quality of the orchestra... stunning playing and no indication they weren’t pro’s... and you are clearly a brilliant conductor, with a vivid color and dynamic imagination and beautiful rhythmic precision. Your spoken program notes were delightful! I am so inspired and plan to come to future concerts!”
"I drove an hour to see your orchestra play, and if I were able to walk, I would have; I know people here who drove two hours to hear your orchestra."
"The way you tell the story, it's as if you were there… walking with Beethoven in the woods, being AT that concert in Vienna when the heating system malfunctioned, you HEARD Disney and Stokowski chatting at that restaurant... it was all wonderful!"
"Lenny Bernstein would have been proud of that Adagio (Barber)... what an incredible job... and the intonation, it was spot on... just terrific!"
From a seven-year-old, "This was my first orchestra concert and I really liked it... but I was scared when the loud note was played (Haydn, Surprise Symphony) but I want to come back!"
"I used to go to concerts at Carnegie Hall when Toscanini was conducting… and you are the reincarnation of him! Just marvelous music and you are so elegant with your hands. Thank you for a memorable evening."