reviews

“Case Scaglione is relaxed, likeable, unpretentious, reflective, clear-cut - and is apparently highly inspiring and demanding of his musicians.......... With Schönberg's Verklärte nacht one could close their eyes for half an hour and dive into Vienna in 1900.”

(JURGEN KANOLD SWP, JANUARY 2019)

"Case Scaglione is one who wants to and can inspire others."  "His conducting: restrained, sometimes almost mischievous. The effect, however is a fairytale."

(AUSBURGER ALLGEMIENE ULM, JANUARY 2019)

“Case Scaglione conducts his WKOmusicians mostly by heart, with small, smooth but clear gestures, full of energy and with impulse”

(HEILBRONNER STIMME, SEPTEMBER 2018)

“It’s great news, really: Young American conductor Case Scaglione made his San Diego debut, impressing with his easy rapport with the San Diego Symphony and the engaging performances he oversaw. […] It’s probably for the best that Scaglione substituted Wagner’s ’Overture to Tannhäuser’….. Welcome to San Diego, Mr. Scaglione. Please come back again.”

(SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, APRIL 2018)

[Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture and Third Piano Concerto and the Brahms First Symphony] “Under the skillful and most musical conducting of Case Scaglione […] these three works revealed a transparency, musicality and beauty that has made them classics. Scaglione’s beat is conservative, clear, and concise; he knows what he wants from the music, and even within the confines of the Van Wezel acoustics, he achieves it.”

(YOUROBSERVER.COM, JANUARY 2017)

“His motions were crisp and economical yet expressive and exacting. There wasn’t a wasted motion to be seen. Yet the individual style of the three completely different composers on the program was perfectly realised in his minimal gestures. … [Scaglione] delivered a virtuoso performance.”

(THEATER JONES, SEPTEMBER 2016)

“With suave cool, Scaglione shaped a richly romantic reading of this glorious warhorse, discovering along the way some lovely wind lines and trombone punctuations this listener had never heard before.”

(CASA MAGAZINE, JULY 2016)

“Each bar and each beat unveils more beauty. No phrase is rushed and even the Presto in the finale is lovingly shaped and carefully paced.”

(HEILBRONNER STIMME, JUNE 2016)

“With a single perfect gesture, Scaglione was capable of creating a maximum degree of concentration, interest and absorption in the orchestra, as if he were holding a magic wand instead of a baton.”

(MESTO HUDBY, FEBRUARY 2016)

“The conductor Case Scaglione made a good impression, with his elegant and discreet direction”

(EMIL OTTO SYVERTSEN, FÆDRELANDSVENNEN, APRIL 2015)

“[Case Scaglione] led a colorful and sure-paced performance”

(ANTHONY TOMMASINI, NEW YORK TIMES, FEBRUARY 2015)

“There was much to admire in Scaglione’s command of the Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy and Schumann Second Symphony — not least a commendably economical stick technique that still conveyed much important information. The dramatic parts of the former were electrifying, and dynamics and balances in both works were carefully gauged.”

(SCOTT CANTRELL, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, MARCH 2015)

“Scaglione lead the orchestra through a beautifully clean, artistic performance of [Schumann’s 2nd] symphony…. the overall clarity and structure of the piece was emphasized throughout, and there were many moments of gorgeous playing by strings, brass, and woodwinds.”

(CATHERINE WOMACK, D MAGAZINE, MARCH 2015)

“The fastidious direction by Case Scaglione, associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic, yielded skilled and sympathetic performances. Let’s hope we see more of him.”

(SCOTT CANTRELL, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, JANUARY 2015)

“The program was conducted by Case Scaglione, associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He did a first-rate job on both pieces….Scaglione got a crystal clear performance out of the DSO players.”

(GREGORY SULLIVAN ISAACS, THEATER JONES, JANUARY 2015)

“Guest conductor Case Scaglione drew crisp, clean playing from the tight ensemble”

(CATHERINE WOMACK, D MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2015)