October 23, 2023
Karina kick’s off Vienna Musikverein Residency
Vienna’s Musikverein is featuring Karina as an Artist-in-Residence in the 2023-24 season, during which Karina will appear several times across the season with four different orchestras.
Last weekend Karina kicked off her residency in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein with an epic program of Bartók's "Four Orchestral Pieces", Dvořák's "The Wood Dove" and Janáček's "Glagolitic Mass" with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Austrian newspaper Der Standard writes, "That this music released an intoxicating effect was thanks to Karina Canellakis: with her spacious and at the same time sweeping conducting technique, she not only synchronized the musical events effectively over long stretches in her house debut as conductor. The American (...) brings out the peculiarities of Janáček's music in a winning manner. On the one hand, there are these simple mini-motifs, which develop motoric power in constant repetition and like to rattle along under rugged layers of sound. On the other hand, a lusty folklore breaks through - for example at the end of the Gloria. This is a delight to listen to and yet not coarse, because Canellakis maintains rhythmic accuracy: Chapeau!"