"It is always a great pleasure to support a festival that aims to bring the new to its audiences with not only solid performances, but fundamental knowledge and education as well. Congratulations to this wonderful group of performers." - Phyllis Bryn-Julson, world famous modern music vocal specialist
"This is a capable ensemble of the highest professional standard. There are no slackers here. All are dedicated to solid modern music performance. In the past there have been too many "new music ensembles" that fake it and do little better than sight read scores. Ars Nova Dallas demonstrated fluency, understanding, dedication, energy and love for this score." - Dana Banks, Fort Worth Music Examiner. Read the full review here.
"Jessica Abel did a great job, capturing a slice of cabaret and cafe, without either doing the airy archness that some classical singers try to substitute for street smarts in leavened material, nor the Broadway-play staginess that the material could inspire." Robert Nunnaly, Gurdonark Blog
On the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, "This is very impressive." - Gary Lewis, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Colorado – Boulder
"The decision to launch a new music festival with Pierrot Lunaire is daring indeed. The impressive results speak volumes about the musical integrity of its founders, Jordan Smith and Ryan Ross." - Dana Banks, Fort Worth Music Examiner. Read the full review here.