"Throughout the concert, Alexander Platt conducted with a sure sense of of pacing, every Mahler rubato judged shrewdly. He and the Caroga Arts Ensemble brought drive when the music was martial, and warmth when it was lyrical....no one could deny the vitality Platt and the ensemble brought to the most impactful performance of the evening." - John Lawrence, Chicago Classical Review, October 29, 2018
"Platt directed with his usual crisp authority, succeeding in achieving spectacularly accurate ensemble. Overall this was an exciting experience. People filled every seat in the hall, a tribute to our love for Bernstein and our admiration for Alexander Platt's conducting." - Boston Musical Intelligencer, 27 August 2018
Alexander scores a major success at his debut at the Ravinia Festival, leading the world premiere of his new version of Leonard Bernstein’s SONGFEST. Read the review here.