Broad Street Review
Sunday's performance by Temple University Symphony Orchestra (TUSO) and Temple's Combined Choirs at the Kimmel Center earned high praise. "Temple University may be the only Philadelphia institution capable of presenting [major works] without collaborating with another organization," wrote Tom Purdom, who also praised Luis Biava, long-time Boyer College of Music and Dance faculty member and TUSO conductor. "Biava is a sensitive conductor with a marked talent for pulling all the values out of a score. The first time I heard him conduct Temple student musicians, I was startled by the poetic scene painting he drew."