Nathan Landes reviewed "A World Premiere" and came away impressed: "Zhu, the festival’s artistic director, has done a spectacular job organizing an event that any community would be proud to host. Congratulations to all for the first 30 years, and best wishes for 30 more.". Read the full review at "The Independent" website.
With a full house and a ticket waiting list, the final concert was much anticipated. Channing Gray wrote "no questions fans of the festival, now in its 30th season, were overjoyed to hear Hahn team with Canadian violinist Juliette Kang for Bach’s ravishing double violin concerto, with a melting slow movement to die for." and on the Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings "I’ll admit I was a skeptic when I saw the Tchaikovsky on the program and just a few string players. But I walked away feeling what Watanabe and his modest minions pulled off was perhaps the best performance of the Tchaikovsky I’ve ever heard." Visit the Projo.com website for the complete review.
Keith Powers wrote "In Kingston, Ludwig’s ‘Paganiniana’ invokes the virtuoso’s spirit"; see Projo.com for the complete review.