Case Scaglione (Solti Fellow, ’11), took the podium in early September at the Dallas City Performance Hall to usher in a new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and went straight to work putting the ensemble through its paces in a program featuring Mozart’s Serenata notturna, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Theatre Jones said, in his review of the night, that Scaglione’s leadership made the concert a contender for one of the best performances of the year. “His motions were crisp and economical yet expressive and exacting. There wasn’t a wasted motion to be seen. Yet the individual style of the three completely different composers on the program was perfectly realized in his minimal gestures.”