Everyone in the audience…[was] awake and on the edge of their seats. The performance got a standing ovation……In the right hands, though, this music can smolder. Saturday’s concert proved that.
The Mendelssohn (Midsummer Nights Dream Overture) that opened the concert also received more than its usual share of passion. Ioannides and the BPO brought an explosive excitement to the sudden fortes
Ioannides took a good approach to the music (Schubert Symphony No.8)
Once it hit its stride it was a bacchanailian riot. (Borodin Polovtsian Dances) – Buffalo News