Ambitious concert showcases new works
Elaine Guregian- Akron Beacon Journal
October 28, 1998
" ...Brouwer uses a freely tonal language for her piece (Symphony No. 1), which is marked by a clear, experienced handling of materials. Set in three continuous movements, the approximately 16-minute piece opens with a lyrical solo for oboe, (which was) handled beautifully by Cynthia Watson.
...The orchestra sounded comfortable with the work, which has an appealing directness, and the brass section made a special impact with a richly orchestrated section that treats the players as a choir. Brouwer was present to take a bow."