Istanbul Symphony, Borusan Philharmonic take audiences on journeys in dreams

…Beethoven’s mighty “Egmont Overture” got a sturdy reading under guest conductor Aurelio Canonici, whose minimal gestures were evidently the right ones because the orchestra was exceptionally well coordinated, accurate and downright exciting. He choosed the perfect tempo to broadcast Beethoven’s dark drama, the strong driving chords at the beginning and echoed by the horns later, all boldly enlivening the composer’s broad strokes and stark power. The horn fanfares at the end were triumphant and chilling, even in the hall’s cottony acoustics.

Alexandra Ivanoff, Today’s, 23 april 2010