“Steven Jarvi conducted a well-paced reading, highlighting colorful touches like the chugging rhythms at the conclusion”
“Conductor Steven Jarvi led an inebriatingly bubbly performance.”
Steven Jarvi…proved he was in full control of the score. He employed supple tempos throughout the work, highlighting the tunefulness and flexibility of the phrases…[he] lead the orchestra through the alternating tempos in expert fashion. Jarvi conducted with grace, convincingly shaping the phrases by subtly stretching their endings
“Jarvi’s taut, sharply honed reading of the Coriolan Overture was a revelation. Incisive and firmly pointed with burnished lyricism in the secondary theme, Jarvi’s uncommonly expressive and detailed performance discovered more details and dynamic subtleties than one ever knew existed in the music.”
“Steven Jarvi…promises to become one of the greatest conductors of this century .”
“Steven Jarvi…directed a magical performance of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun…Jarvi’s expansive orchestral palette and soaring ardor achieved poetic introspection in Debussy’s dark tonal haze.”
“Mr. Jarvi [was] decisive and eloquent”
“Steven Jarvi…conducted with authority and comprehension of the music’s underlying concerns.”

“Conductor Steven Jarvi shaped the score with admirable fluency and expressive detail. The Virginia Symphony played as if Glass were a regular part of their musical diet, not only articulating the tricky patterns with clarity, but with great feeling as well. The orchestra gave the performance a beguiling sonic glow from start to finish.”