Nice-Matin

Sun 8 Jan 2012

with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

“Waltzes, polkas and marches marked the first morning of 2012 yesterday for 2,500 people who witnessed the grand concert for the New Year by l’Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Opéra de Nice, under the direction of conductor, Daniel Smith, before a packed sold out Acropolis. The Strauss, from beginning to end of the program, impressed all and has been imprinted on the minds of everyone, after an hour and a half with an outburst of enthusiasm and excitement among the ranks of both the audience and orchestra for his inexhaustible and exceedingly beautiful performance of the ‘Blue Danube’ and the equally anticipated Radetzky March. It was such a success for this yearly ritual for the public, he has now made it the heart of the symphonic season.”