Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10th June 2018

“At the Balboa Theater on Saturday evening, Mainly Mozart director Michael Francis brought down his baton to unleash a grinding orchestral dissonance that sounded as if it had time-traveled from 1950s Darmstadt back to early 18th-century Paris.”

“…the all-star orchestra followed Francis with delicious precision.”

“This was an exciting Beethoven performance, played with powerful dynamic contrasts, propulsive momentum and perfect ensemble work. Michael Francis oversaw the proceedings with zeal.”