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Personal note from Richard Dyer 
(concert performance of Wozzeck by Alban Berg, April 21, 2007)

Dear Dick:

I am still awash with emotion and admiration for what you and your team accomplished with WOZZECK the other night.  If you compare the ratio of resources to ambition and accomplishment it was the event of the year - but that isn't quite fair because the resources included the two most important, talent and a willingness to work, neither of which is ever a "line item" in a budget.  Congratulations.

 . . . this was the first time since last summer that I wished I were still writing reviews, as in the "old days," for an event of "old days" quality.

All best wishes and congratulations again,

Richard Dyer

Comments from published reviews

"Pittman's Canny Intelligence at Work Yet Once Again
Richard Pittman announced that NEP had just received, and not for the first time, the ASCAP First Place Adventurous Programming Award.  There is no doubt that Pittman and the NEP deserve awards like that; they are among the most imaginative presenters in Boston, as their Saturday program demonstrated."                                                                                                                    Vance Kogan, Boston Musical Intelligencer, May 3, 2011

"Pittman is primarily known as a new music conductor, but this performance again demonstrated what a gifted Verdi conductor he is--the performance had style, color, weight, and line; Pittman gave the singers plenty of room but also kept the atmosphere challenging."
-Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

"True master leads superb symphony:  All evening, Pittman led the orchestra [Omaha Symphony]  in performances that were both polished and joyful.  He got Rossini's Overture to "The Italian Girl in Algiers," the concert opener, exactly right.  His interpretation was full of big, dramatic contrasts between loud and soft playing.  And it was also full of unabashed romance and lyricism."  
John Pitcher, Omaha Sunday World Herald

"A further appreciation is owed to the baton of Maestro Pittman (Settembre Musica Festival, Turin, Italy, The Boston Musica Viva), who achieved noteworthy results, providing direction through energetic gestures that were at the same time elegant and expressive, and perfectly attuned to the musical genres at hand."
-Andrea Musso, Corriere di Torino

"Under Richard Pittman’s lucid baton, it sounded terrific and just made you happy."
-Susan Larson, Boston Globe

"Concord Orchestra’s Busoni Piano Concerto--Under Pittman’s committed and inspiring leadership, the musicians tore into the concerto with tremendous enthusiasm and abandon, and delivered the message."
-Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

"Edinburgh Festival--Boston Musica Viva is an ensemble of fine, careful and musically generous players conducted in sprightly fashion by Richard Pittman."
-Paul Griffiths, The Times

"Harbison "Full Moon in March" premiere, Boston Musica Viva--Pittman conducted the Musica Viva ensemble in performances that were exemplary for their clarity, cleaness, and sure sense of pace."
-Musical America

"Conductor Richard Pittman was the hero in the orchestra pit (Fall of the House of Usher, American Repertory Theater), directing the proceedings with complete authority and dramatic flair."
-Boston Herald

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