(on Mangá Pakalagián, world premiere)
“…goosebumps…scaled peaks of genius.”
“Closing out the evening was an extraordinary work….
The power of folk music when harnessed into a creative genius
…elevates and inspires us all. Bravo to Alcala!"
“Extraordinary work, Nilo! BRAVO!”
Eric Whitacre, composer
"...very fine piece."
Morten Lauridsen, composer
“Improvised mutterings and broad chords
were powerful enough to rival Carmina Burana....
There is a communal quality to this work
that is spectacularly engaging,
clear through to a full-throttle, eye-popping finale.
Composer Nilo Alcala’s concert finale
earned a well-deserved standing ovation.”
“…exuberant and at times hypnotic….”
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