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Listen to Erik’s interview with on Adelaide Breakfast radio 891 ABC from November 1, 2012.

“The entire orchestra was brilliant as they and Ochsner followed Shore’s score note for note, crescendo to decrescendo.”
Youth Central, October 6, 2012

“watch this man, he is brilliant!”
Ontario Arts Review, July 8, 2012

“Erik Ochsner…kept everything precise and smooth, showing tremendous stamina as well as a clear, efficient and energetic style on the podium.”
– Ottawa Citizen, July 6 2012

“Under the direction of SONOS conductor and co-founder, Erik Eino Ochsner, the orchestra and chorus performed magnificently, responding warmly and comfortably to Ochsner’s musical leadership as though they had been working with the score for years.”
TheaterScene.net, June 25, 2012

“Pirates performance is golden”
“Feats of coordination as exacting as a safely choreographed pirate swordfight ”
Indianapolis Star, March 25, 2012

See Erik as he discusses the Pirates of the Caribbean performances on local Indianapolis television.
– Watch FOX59
– Watch WISH8

 “Live orchestral music and film event captivates at Clowes”
“Ochsner, described in the printed program as “the best and brightest music to film conductor working today,” masterfully led the ISO and members of the chorus as he followed cues on an electronic screen situated in front… of him on the podium.”
examiner.com, March 26, 2012

“The performance was conducted by Erik Ochsner, who appeared quite seasoned, perfectly syncing the live orchestra to the full movie…they didn’t miss a beat.”
– STLMOVIES.NET, April 4, 2011

Ochsner speaks with Mark Reardon of KMOX radio in St. Louis about the upcoming performances
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“Conductor Erik Ochsner’s energy and enthusiasm was obvious and contagious. I could tell from the very beginning that he was as excited to be there as was the crowd, and the orchestra responded with an incredible energy as well…. Did I say this was a great performance?”
– gbrettmiller’s posterous, April 2, 2011

“…as a seasoned LOTR-conductor, Ochsner performed with firm confidence…it was a delight to note that the soloists, choirs and the orchestra performed Shore’s score with precision under Ochsner’s lead, without regressing to a mechanical copy of the original soundtrack.”
AMFION.FI, April 30, 2011

“Under the baton of guest conductor Erik Ochsner…the symphony sounded like the finely tuned instrument it has become over the years.  Even the more rhythmically tricky and aggressively “modern” parts of the score – the whole Durin/Moria sequence, for example – sounded flawless.”
KDHX, April 2, 2011

“Fait accompli: NYC conductor takes Tolkien around world.”
– TheTelegraph.com, March 31, 2011

“a powerful total interpretation”
” he led the Symphony musicians accurately and distinctly”
Leipziger Volkszeitung, May 22, 2006

“Erik Ochsner’s rehearsal for The Lord of the Rings Symphony was most efficient, demanding, helpful and fun for all our singers. He is a remarkable leader under pressure!”
– Amy Kaiser, Director, Saint Louis Symphony Chorus

 Ochsner receives endorsement from The Music of Lord of the Rings Films author and blogger Doug Adams.
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