"...the crispness of the
Sinfonietta was flawless... its musicians
produced their best playing yet." The News
Tribune, April 2007
"Superb staging, exquisite blending and sheer fun
made this show a Sinfonietta winner."
The News Tribune, January 2007
"Hearing a Northwest Sinfonietta concert is like
drinking a great young wine: enjoyable, with both tangy notes and occasional
flashes of stunning perfection."
The News Tribune, October 2006
"Tacoma Opera and the Northwest Sinfonietta kidnapped
a rapt audience with an unconventional
version of Mozart's 'The Abduction from the Seraglio'."
The News Tribune, November 2005
"...Such sublime grace
that the audience seemed to lose its collective breath."
The News Tribune, April 2004
"Unlike other out-of-town orchestral ensembles
that have tried to establish a Seattle presence and failed, the Northwest
Sinfonietta has succeeded."
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 2003
"Music Director Christophe Chagnard said he hoped
the evening would cure classical music skeptics, and did draw a large,
and it seemed, young crowd and elicited
a rousing standing ovation." The News Tribune,
"The smaller size of the orchestra has created
a more intimate setting for the performance, giving the audience a sense
of greater connection."
The Olympian, January 2003
"This season has been a remarkable
high with one of the best chamber
orchestras currently playing." Tacoma Reporter, March 2003
The News Tribune, Novermber 2002
"The playing sparkled with exuberance."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2002
"The orchestra played with verve and irresistible
momentum." The News Tribune, September 2002
"The 12-year-old Northwest Sinfonietta,
based in Tacoma under the direction of conductor Christophe Chagnard,
has developed into an ensemble that can hold its own among
the best classical-music organizations in the Northwest. " The
Seattle Times, September 2002
"Anyone interested in classical music
should hear this Tacoma gem."
The News Tribune, March 2000
One of "the 10
Best in Classical Music for 1999"
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 1999
"Through this more translucent
orchestral sound, the soloist can be heard with startling clarity;
it's enough to make you start a campaign for smaller orchestras and
smaller houses. " The Seattle
Times, November 1999
"If this stunning opener is any indication,
the Northwest Sinfonietta is well on the way to becoming regional
music royalty itself" The
News Tribune, September 1999
"...the sinfonietta's performance was
as close to an unqualified success as a
first take gets."
The News Tribune, December 1997
"Chagnard...drove his orchestra with
almost reckless abandon. The result was spectacular,
even heroic." Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, November 1998
and attention to detail are the hallmarks
of the Northwest Sinfonietta performances..." The
News Tribune , September 1996