PARTERRE BOX

"As is the case in many great productions, the musical success of San Jose’s Silent Night began in the orchestra pit with the finely-calibrated leadership of[...]Robert Mollicone. A truly “cinematic” score—replete with that genre’s abrupt shifts in style and affect—requires vigorous musical direction. Mollicone’s supple gesture coaxed a varied palate of colors from the orchestra, and achieved a fullness in the string sound that would have been respectable for an ensemble fifty percent larger."

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Berkeley daily planet

"Barton’s lush tone and impressive vocal power were perfectly matched with the pianistic power and sensitivity of her accompanist Robert Mollicone. [T]he teamwork of vocalist and pianist produced miracles of sensitive expression on this well-loved text."

 
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San Francisco examiner

"This is one of the most familiar songs in the vocal repertoire; but Barton and Mollicone combined to create one of those experiences that made the encounter feel like a first-time meeting."