PRESS

"Allan R. Scott is on a mission to bring music to the people, and if his music is as infectious as he is, then its only a matter of time."

-- Independent Record 

"Maestro Scott’s spiffy programming effectively highlighted the orchestra’s sections in a variety of styles and moods, which demonstrated Scott’s close rapport with the players and their solid preparation."

-- The Coloradoan 

"While his cautious smile came and went, Maestro Scott worked with ferocity throughout the performance, his expression revealing the urgency and surprise hidden in the music."

-- Independent Record 

"One of the more notable concerts this season is Music Director Allan R. Scott’s programming of symphonic masterpieces coupled with rarely heard works, including the world premiere performance of award-winning composer Howard Yermish’s Not the Gentle Hours Rise for orchestra and soprano soloist."

-- The Philadelphia Inquirer 

"Maestro Allan R. Scott splendidly realizes the awesome spiritual power of a score."

-- Main Line Times

"He (Scott) delivered the short evocative phrases with precision and unity, and with appropriate intensity and style;…wonderfully, he controlled the dramatic intensity at the climax to come naturally and powerfully, accompanied by well thought-out phrasing and articulation, precise rhythm, and musical understanding."

-- The Coloradoan 

"Maestro Scott’s ability to captivate listeners and performances is mesmerizing.  Simply put, he is not to be missed!"

-- Chestnut Hill Local  

"Maestro Scott’s conducting of this stirring music obviously stirred the orchestra and the audience.  He caught the music’s sturdiness and poignancy, its brightness and introspection, its directness…, its freshness and visceral quality.  It was a grand finale – credit Maestro Scott with leading this orchestra in a wonderfully musical concert!" 

-- Main Line Times 

"Something for everyone has been the mantra of new Music Director Allan R. Scott, as he has attracted audiences young and old to the Helena Symphony, creating a cultural renaissance throughout the state."

-- Independent Record 

"Music Director Allan R. Scott is a musician for musicians and audiences alike thanks to his charismatic energy on and off the podium."

-- Chestnut Hill Local