November 6, 2019
On Incident Light, San Antonio critic Mike Greenberg published a rave review of Troy’s November 3 concert with cellist Christine Lamprea and the YOSA Philharmonic:
I wasn’t prepared for the performance standard the orchestra displayed in its concert of Nov. 3 in the Tobin Center – the transparency, polish, and unity of the strings; the confidence of the woodwind and brass sections; the depth of individual talent shown in numerous solo turns. All was not perfection, of course, but there were more than a few moments when the YOSA Philharmonic sounded like a major professional orchestra…. Troy Peters, YOSA’s music director since 2009, was the splendid conductor.
Mr. Peters’ position with the YOSA Philharmonic necessarily gives priority to pedagogical concerns, but he is also a gifted conductor. His ideas are well considered, and he knows how to communicate them to his musicians. The bond between conductor and orchestra was especially apparent in the lustrous sound and sculptural phrasing of their performance of Walker’s Lyric for Strings.