The only thing traditional about the concert was the superb playing... There were also visuals, created by chromatic. The feisty young L.A. collective will have a major classical music presence when it collaborates with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall in January on a staging of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and in February when it participates in a new production of John Adams' "A Flowering Tree" at Opera Omaha.
On sheets behind the Hahn Hall stage, chromatic projected videos of players hanging out on the balcony, eating popcorn or juggling oranges...This group really has come a long way — technically, intellectually, emotionally and technologically. I worry about the future of Southern California citrus in a future of climate change, but on Saturday night, the future of classical music — of all music — seemed in the right new hands.
Read the full review here.