“Zander, who’s led some distinctly fine concerts in recent years, drew the best out from his band...these days, they’re at the top of their game.” Arts Fuse
"Zander delivered a performance that will linger in memory for its iridescence and humanity." Boston Classical Review
"The whisper of Zander and the Boston Philharmonic can be as exciting as their roar... This was the Boston Philharmonic at their biggest and most balanced, from timpanis down to piccolo. A packed house responded with a five-minute standing ovation, including whistles for each of the sections and multiple curtain calls for Zander." Boston Classical Review about the Boston Philharmonic's Beethoven 5th performance.
"Zander and the orchestra triumphed with the Dvořák’s Seventh. This treasure trove of Bohemian nationalist tunes, multiplied by Brahms-worthy orchestration, shone from every quarter, with horns and flutes particularly rewarding this listener’s ear and with all string sections providing even and robust support throughout." Boston Classical Review
"But, surely, performances of such sweeping spirit and fun, like the BPO’s … are rare. It was, a truly great performance … the BPO’s playing was shapely, richly colored, and full-bodied." The Boston Globe
"Mahler as it is meant to be." The Boston Globe
"From the BPO you get thunder and lightning and the language of the heart” The Boston Globe
"Forty years of bringing top-notch music to the communities of Boston" Improper Bostonian