Press & Quotes


The headliner in this superb concert by the Magik*Magik Orchestra was the West Coast premiere of "Popcorn Superhet Receiver," a 20-minute piece for strings by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. But the real thrill of this event was how skillfully the concert planners had assembled the evening to present a varied but thematically coherent collection. -Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 2008

"As to the show, relaxed and hard-driving at once, the unforgettable moments began with Sting dueting with Frederica von Stade on an aria from "Don Giovanni." Kudos to the Magik*Magik Orchestra" -Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, May 2009

This is one of the Nutcracker's principle pleasures, you get accompaniment from the astounding Magik*Magik Orchestra. -Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle, December 2009

A gentle ripple of violins gave way to Meric Long's intricate fingerpicking and deadpan vocals, rising slowly before the swooning harmonies of the all-female choir and vivid rhythmic patterns started to color Long's love songs with bold, dramatic strokes. -Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, February 2010