(on Mangá Pakalagián, world premiere)
“Extraordinary work, Nilo! BRAVO!”
Eric Whitacre, composer
“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!"
"...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….”
Cultural Cocktail Hour
“…goosebumps…scaled peaks of genius.”