Maestro Linus Lerner
  • Linus Lerner imbued Fledermaus with flexible sparkle

    The Opera Magazine – London
  • Maestro Linus Lerner has never been better as he energetically and charismatically conducts an inspired orchestra that seems to shine brighter and brighter with each new measure of Bizet’s remarkable orchestrations.

    Houston Chronicle
  • The Execution: Opera in the Heights imbues this froth with real animation, thanks to the brisk pace of maestro Linus Lerner

    Houston Press
  • It was an exhilarating, life-affirming two-hour journey. Throughout, Lerner produced crisp, fluid vocal lines that complemented every language.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Lerner was a joy to watch… His energy and passion were contagious.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Linus Lerner conducts with force and feeling, drawing sensitive playing and full sound from the 23-person orchestra.

    Houston Chronicle
  • Lerner wove flashes of playfulness into a concert seeped in swooning majesty.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Maestro Lerner is not just a wonderful conductor; he is a wonderful musician. A true musician’s conductor. With every phrase he literally seeps music, with every breath the composer’s intentions flow.

    Brett Deubner, violist
  • Lerner was able to coax a warm, vibrant sound from his players… the end result was a confident reading shimmering with vibrancy and tumult.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Lerner guided the orchestra in what was the most sublime four minutes of the afternoon. SASO performed it gorgeously…..It was as close to perfect as you can get without popping in a CD of the London Symphony Orchestra…..Trevor swayed slightly to the beat being performed admirably by the orchestra, her movements matching those of Lerner, whose conducting style is infectiously energetic and boundlessly impassioned….If you were watching closely, you could see Lerner almost singing along to the score, summoning the brass section to create an eerie wail. He turned to the strings then the woodwinds and on his cue they joined in to create a lush melody that became a stirling soundscape filling St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon.

    Brett Deubner, violist
  • A less able ensemble would not have been able to make Orff’s music leap from the page and take on a life on its own, with lush colors, vibrant personality and an energy that was infectious. Lerner deserves much of the credit. He brought to the podium energy, enthusiasm and endless charm. His musicians follow his lead with equal energy.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • The opera is a stunner, and maestro Linus Lerner and chorus master C. Vincent Fuller deserve much credit for making the utmost with minimal resources.

    Houston Press
  • On the podium is the energetic and expressive maestro, Linus Lerner, who conducts the talented twenty-three strong Opera in the Heights orchestra with precision and aplomb.

    Houston Chronicle