“Palmer’s version of this was especially notable for the balance he brought to the sound of the orchestra. This same balance was evident in the rest of the piece. At every moment, it was as if each beat of the score had been individually and separately rehearsed to be just right. This was wonderful music-making.”

Evansville Courier and Press (Indiana)


“Kudos to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for their spectacular performance… led by the talented and engaging conductor Nicholas Palmer the orchestra’s brilliant performance pleased and impressed the audience”

Florida Times Union (Florida)


“He is intensely musical, communicates well and easily with the orchestra and manages to share the entire musical experience with the audience in a meaningful way”

Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado)


“The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Nicholas Palmer showed why they have been getting rave reviews”

Cincinnati Post (Ohio)


“By raising artistic standards and forging solid relationships with its community, the
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra has made Beethoven king in the land of bluegrass and BBQ”

Andrew Adler, Symphony Magazine, 11/10


“Maestro Palmer was masterful in conducting this highly Romantic piece with an abundance of dynamic contrast, rubato and excitement…executed and conducted brilliantly”

Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Indiana)


“it is worth it, this framework of spontaneity, animation and, at the same time, a great
professionalism”

Radio Suisse Romande (Switzerland)


“Palmer is in the top echelon of young conductors, whose name, for symphony music lovers will become a household word”

Altoona Mirror (Pennsylvania)


“Nick conducts with clarity, crispness, and energy, coupled with fluid athleticism
approaching dance. Without the slightest drudgery, he expresses musical precision so
clearly that the most delicate pizzicato notes are plucked from the strings in absolute
unison, while great and thundering swells emerge with all the drama they deserve.”

Duxbury Clipper (Massachusetts)


 

“Palmer and the orchestra moved from rhapsodic accompaniment to moments of
virtuosity…(they) were not just good, they were superb”

Huntsville Times (Alabama)


 

“a nice mixture of aplomb and sensitivity that earned a long standing ovation”

The Sun (Arizona)


“he directed the Europa Philharmonic with craftsmanlike class, joined with American
“coolness. A musical high point with world class flair”

Magdeburger Volksstimme (Germany)


“highly popular conductor Palmer…has done wonders with the orchestra and its
acceptance in the community”

Des Moines Register (Iowa)


 

“It is good to welcome the gifted conductor Nicholas Palmer to the growing list of Rosner proponents. His performances show…a real understanding of the composer’s unusual expressive content. Palmer’s recording provides persuasive evidence that orchestras from America’s hinterlands… Owensboro, KY, in this case—deserve to be taken seriously as contenders in this new 21st-century classical-music marketplace. One hopes that this pioneering effort will be rewarded and followed by other comparable ventures.”

Walter Simmons – FANFARE


 

“I prefer, for example, Palmer’s reading of the “Dirge” movement (prelude to Act II) of the Palmer shapes the movement more lucidly, however. He conveys a clearer sense of the whole. Believe it or not, the Owensboro Symphony outplays the Jerusalem Symphony (surprised the earwax out of me), and the sound is better, besides.”

Stephen Schwartz – Classical Net


“the orchestra (Nashville Symphony) kept subtle modulations of tempo and tone under

precise control. It was glorious to hear Tchaikovsky’s music sparkle as it was intended to”

Nashville Scene (Tennessee)


 

“another reason lies in the excellent musical accompaniment…the pleasurable balance
between instruments and voices was deftly accomplished”

Florida Times Union (Jacksonville)


 

“(the orchestra) is warm and responsive and obviously enjoys working with a very talented young conductor”

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Iowa)


“Palmer knew just how to elicit long expressive moments of rare profundity”

Gazette de Lausanne (Switzerland)


“Palmer’s attention to detail as well as his distinct vision led to an unequivocal change in the way the orchestra sounded…Palmer conducts with a clear neat technique that displays precision…a top notch performance”

Naples Daily News (Florida)


“(Palmer) brought both technical polish and artistic credibility to a fully satisfying
performance”

Greenville News (South Carolina)