'Conductor Jonathan Lo enabled [Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido's (cello soloist)] strong tones not to be engulfed by the orchestra, and the song-like tunes, rhythmic accompaniment by the orchestra and the swooping scales... were both moving and exhilarating.'
'The Haffner, with Jonathan Lo in charge, were up to the challenge (Schubert's 9th Symphony). It was an impressive and very enjoyable performance'
Lancashire Guardian, June 2018
‘Jonathan Lo and the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra brought
the invention and the concept of the music clearly to life with such transparency...
music making that is both technically impressive and passionately expressive.’
Musical Times, China
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 & Beethoven Symphony No. 1
'Fine Meeting of musical talents... the whole performance was a delight'
Lancashire Guardian, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with Martin Roscoe
UPDATED Season Listing 2017-2018
As well as the normal schedule of concerts, and in addition to returning to Birmingham Royal Ballet for Nutcracker, a contemporary double bill and La Fille ma Gardee, Jonathan is looking forward to making his debut with Scottish Ballet in a revival of Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling.
Jonathan is thrilled to begin his tenure as Music Director of the Haffner Orchestra in Lancaster. A community event on the 14th October will be followed by the first concert on the 11th November, featuring Gina McCormack playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, as well as Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony
Photo by: Roger Kempf, Haffner Orchestra
A Souvenir from China!
Harking back to the summer of 2016 on the first official day of winter - a little recording of the last movement from Haydn's Symphony 104 with the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra. Spiritoso!
Updated 2016-2017 Season
Jonathan is delighted to have been invited back to conduct performances of Nutcracker and Cinderella for Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as returning for a triple bill with Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells and on tour. Other highlights of the 2016-2017 season include visits to China and work at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.