Scaling the Alpine: 5* review of Strauss with the BBC Philharmonic and the Hallé in Manchester

The Guardian

“Mena’s handling of the work’s grand arc from dawn to dusk was majestic… the fine detail had the intense glitter of water droplets within the profound buffeting delivered by this incredible, pan-Mancunian meta-band.”

The Arts Desk

“Mena’s conducting was expansive and expressive, showing admirable control and majestic pacing.”

Seen and Heard International

“Under Juanjo Mena the performance of ‘An Alpine Symphony’ was a simply stunning experience. The whole concert was something special and will live long in the memory.”