Reviews

“La La Land at the Mann Jazzes Out with Terrific Chamber Orchestra Combo”
Philadelphia Inquirer – August 18, 2017 –  Peter Dobrin (Click Here to Read)

 

“Director Annie Shikany and music director George Stelluto gave us a production of this Mozart-Da Ponte comic masterpiece (Cosi) that was fresh and had vision.”
Allegri con fuoco – Blog  - March 2, 2015

 

“… the Overture (Mendelssohn Midsummer’s Night Dream) sparkled, the orchestral textures were wonderfully lucid and clear, and the notoriously difficult Scherzo was carefully played yet scrupulously together in all sections.
Los Angeles Times – March 13, 2011 – Richard Grinell

 

“… through guest conductor George Stelluto, Jean Sibelius’s first symphony was transformed into an intoxicating music festival, the joy of the music poured over the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie with prolonged applause from the audience.”
Lippische Landes-Zeitung – November 13, 2011

 

“Robert Prince’s score swings and slinks. The Juilliard Orchestra, with members of Juilliard Jazz and conducted by George Stelluto, sounded sharp.”
New York Times – March 28, 2010 – Claudia La Rocco

 

“Vocally, musically, and dramatically it didn’t miss a beat. … Stelluto conducted (Marriage of Figaro) with taste, balance, and firm control of players and singers”
Call Back Magazine, 2000

 

“On the podium the (Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie) presented a new face as a guest: The American conductor George Edward Stelluto, appreciated for his dedicated, energetic yet soulful response of the orchestra.”
Lippe Blatt – November 12, 2011

 

“I won’t be soon forgetting Stelluto’s dazzling Mendelssohn (with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra) – this was a concert to treasure in one’s memory for years to come.”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – March 17, 2011 – Ted Ayala

 

“… In the Beethoven, Stelluto realized the value of solid, thrusting rhythm even at fast tempos, the energy firing on all cylinders and building into a fine fury … the violins split on the left and right, producing razor-sharp antiphonal duels that were especially effective”
Los Angeles Times – March 13, 2011 – Richard Grinell

 

“There is no doubt that Stelluto and orchestra … electrified the Civic Center Theater Saturday night… It was a moment of coming together not just of the music, but of a conductor and an orchestra.”
Peoria Journal Star – February 15, 2010 – Gary Panetta

 

“Pasadena Symphony Orchestra … performance earlier this year of Mendelssohn and Beethoven under the very talented conductor George Stelluto was about as perfect as I could ever dream of hearing.”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – December 29, 2011 – Ted Ayala

 

“Stelluto, weaving his baton like a master storyteller over his spellbound audience, brought a winsome, ‘once upon a time’ quality to the Mendelssohn that was a pure joy to hear.”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – March 17, 2011 – Ted Ayala

 

“ It’s rare to hear Mendelssohn played with such love, wit, and devotion these days.”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – March 17, 2011 – Ted Ayala

 

“… the Peoria Symphony broke new ground by presenting a concert version of “Daughter of the South,” an opera by Edward Joseph Collins, an obscure mid-20th century composer whose music is undergoing a revival.”
Peoria Journal Star – January 1, 2012 – Gary Panetta

 

Stelluto steered a solid and clear-eyed reading of Beethoven’s (7th) symphony; a conception that focused on rhythmic drive and momentum …”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – March 17, 2011 – Ted Ayala

 

“Stelluto conducted the scherzo with fleet grace … The finale crackled and popped with energy. Stelluto’s decision to divide the violins antiphonally paid enormous dividends by clarifying the symphony’s textures and adding to the excitement – first and second violins goading each other to greater heights of frenzy.”
Crescenta Valley Weekly – March 17, 2011 – Ted Ayala