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"Ami Porat knows how to lead an orchestra. At the same time, Porat's choice of repertoire reflects the musical taste of an artist and a connoisseur." C. Palmer -- The Daily Pilot

O.C.'s MOZART CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA ACHIEVES ITS POTENTIAL (Headline)

"The chamber ensemble's performance Sunday (October 21, 2007) established a new standard.
[Ami Porat] conductor of the Mozart Classical Orchestra coaxed a bravura performance from the ensemble Sunday at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Peter LeFevre -- The Register

A PROGRAM OF PRECISION (Headline)

"The Mozart Classical Orchestra, led by music director Ami Porat, has been giving concerts in Orange County since 1985. [This] season has produced music that solidifies the ensemble's important place in Orange County's musical landscape." "Porat's sense of musical arc is accurate and genuine. The passion he exudes throughout his performances seems to emanate from his intimate love of the music he selects. Through his mindfulness as a conductor, Porat extracts music of the highest caliber from his orchestra and maintains a level of sincerity that continues to satisfy the critical ear and the musical heart." Ryan Tracy -- The Register

[MCO] BALANCES HEAD, HEART (Headline)

"Porat and his orchestra are an impressive duo, maintaining a standard of performance and interpretation that is difficult to match." Ryan Tracy -- The Register

ORCHESTRA IMPRESSES, EVEN WITHOUT MOZART (Headline)

"Discerning readings of works for string orchestra from the 19th and 20th centuries underscored the discipline of this [orchestra .] [I]f clarity of line and conception define classical, the tenets were admirably upheld by [the orchestra]." Susan Bliss -- Los Angeles Times

MOZART ORCHESTRA Serenades at Segerstrom (Headline)

"For its second concert of the season, Sunday afternoon in Segerstrom Concert Hall, conductor Ami Porat and the Orange County-based Mozart Classical Orchestra took a look at the serenade. Porat and players gave these pieces handsomely polished and shaped readings." Tim Mangan -- The Register

"The orchestra presented a polished, vibrant concert . Mozart's Symphony received a performance that bigger orchestras could aspire to." Scott Duncan -- The Register