Press coverage

Wild Visionary’s Music Provided an Amazing Experience

“(…) A large orchestra featured many nationalities; there were three conductors and two soloists. The evening awakened the feeling that, also in music, we live in a global era.”

“(…) As a world premiere we listened to Epiphany, concertino for piano and orchestra, which provided a great challenge to Javier Arrebola. This composition demands strong fists and smashing speed for its realization. His hands survived and the concertino proved itself to be different.”

“(…) The energy, colorfulness, functionality and narrative of Lopez's music came as a full avalanche in the symphonic poem América Salvaje (…) where the multiculturalism, varied musical languages, native instruments and fascinating rhythms of his country were showcased.”

Veijo Murtomäki, Helsingin Sanomat 02.04.2007.

López Brought the Carnival

“(…) (Jimmy López) succeeded in filling up Temppeliaukio Church, where a large symphony orchestra had gathered (…)"

“(…) In "Epiphany" (…), numerous passages of high technical demand where accompanied by a creative atmosphere resulting from the mystical sounds generated by the orchestra. Soloist Javier Arrebola, put all his heart at the service of this work and conductor Leo McFall led the orchestra firmly, knowing what he wanted at all times.

“(…) David Claudio's performance of "América Salvaje", a vividly rhythmic symphonic poem, was a song of celebration to life. Latin rhythms brought the music forward from within a massive percussion arsenal and created a carnivalesque atmosphere in the church.”

Wilhelm Kvist, Hufvudstadsbladet, 02.04.2007.