White Snake Projects

Boston, MA

“Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya was in full, hyperkinetic command of the biting rhythms and quick changes of Wachner’s rambunctious score.”

–Charles Geyer, La scena musicale

“The evening was marked by many fine performances. Lidiya Yankovskaya led a fully committed pit orchestra that met the challenges of Wachner’s wide-ranging vision with ease…”
–Sudeep Agarwala, Boston Musical Intelligencer

“From the pit, conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya steered the ship with care and precision.”
–Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe

“Wachner’s endlessly creative score moved with integrity and versatility among styles, not only rock, jazz, and bluesy settings, but affecting chamber music. Yankovskaya worked it assiduously, keeping a firm grip on the activities in the pit and the sometimes hectic action onstage.”

–Keith Powers, Classical Voice North America

“Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya of Juventas New Music Ensemble handled both the orchestra and the vocalists under her baton extremely well, taking risks in the ensemble balance where she needed to without overdoing anything.”

–Ian Wiese, Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Lidiya Yankovskaya’s vivacious conducting might as well have been head banging for all her hard work corralling Julian Wachner’s magnificent beast of a score.”
–Kitty Drexel, New England Theater Geek

ReviewsBeth Stewart