ICYMI: Reviews of Guest Conductor Christian Kluxen
Pacific Symphony’s 2023-24 season boasts an embarrassment of riches with many gifted guest conductors. If you missed Christian Kluxen’s debut performances (Oct. 19-21), you’ll want to read the reviews of Timothy Mangan for CultureOC.org and David J. Brown for LAOpus.org.
Kluxen’s Debut Impresses, Launching Pacific Symphony’s Conductor Tryouts
Review by Timothy Mangan
Kluxen is a Danish conductor in his early 40s, music director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada and principal guest conductor of the Turku Philharmonic in Finland. His resume is already a long one; among the tidbits is a Dudamel Fellowship at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2014-15… Read more.
Boulanger, Sibelius, Prokofiev at Segerstrom Concert Hall
Review by David J. Brown
In remarks made from the stage, Kluxen nicely connected the work to our own troubled times, quoting the composer’s wish to make an optimistic statement with the symphony, “in search of a new way” of living our lives… The performance was an impressive one, to say the least. From the very opening bars, which Kluxen led with remarkable simplicity and warmth, the conductor showed that he had clear ideas about this symphony’s many paths and byways… Read more.