…There was a standing ovation for Maestro Aurelio Canonici and for the Hungarian “Savaria Symphony” Orchestra for their generous effort. With the usual encore of “Morning Mood” by Grieg…and after the moving surprise encore of “Aura”, composed by Maestro Canonici…the concert, which is now the symbol of Ravello, ended happily for many.
…With the right amount of confidence, the first overture of “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart was performed, exquisitely glossed by the Maestro in some parts during the evening rehearsal, and the peak of refinement was reached in some of the orchestral passages of Ravel in the “Pictures at an Exposition” by Moussorgsky. Some of the choices of lengthening the times resulted in a singular suppressed glow – an ominous expression in music.
…Even in the overture from “Semiramide” by Rossini…the Maestro’s interpretation was incredibly stimulating.
…The very interesting public rehearsal truly prepared everyone for the concert, thanks to the worthy efforts of Maestro Canonici…
Massimo Lo Iacono, Il Roma, 12 august 2010