New York Times (April 25, 2016) - Anthony Tommasini on "Embedded"
"Mr. Soluri’s skillfully scored music…”
www.DCMetroTheaterArts.com - July 27, 2013 [link to full story]
"Patrick Soluri has written a powerful score - beautifully played and filled with lush strings –
that builds to a blazing ending..."
New York Times (March 26, 2007) - Jennifer Dunning on “What Do we Do about Mother”
“a colorful score by Patrick Soluri...”
New York Times (April 10, 1999) - Jack Anderson on “Madame X"
“The choreographic drama was enhanced by Patrick Soluri's restless score…”
New York Times (October 10, 1997) - Anna Kisselgoff on “Ngoni”
“The seven sections of Mr. Soluri's score… had a compressed sophistication."
The Bergen Record - October 7, 1997
“Talk about up-and-coming, and you’re probably talking about Patrick Soluri...
"He is the most talented young American composer working today..."
FRANCIS PATRELLE - Choreographer & Artistic Director, Dances Patrelle
Commissioned and choreographed ballet scores: "MADAME X" (2018 / 2004 / 1999),
“WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MOTHER?” (2007), "MURDER AT THE MASQUE" (2009),
and "FANCY NANCY" (2009). Also choreography of "NGONI" (1997).
“Thank you for the gorgeous score. It was wonderful to dance to!”
JENIFER RINGER - Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
Principal role as Mother in “WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MOTHER?” (2007)
"Patrick Soluri is certainly a composer of true potential, with a deeply felt melodic gift. He has an original, theatrical, deeply musical voice; he is capable of wonderful, imaginative work, work for the future."
Maestro GARY THOR WEDOW -former Conductor & Chorus Master at New York City Opera;
currently with Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Seattle Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera. Juilliard School Facutly.
Maestro Wedow conducted Soluri's “A DIALOGUE ON TIME UPON THE NEW MILLENNIUM” (1999).
“Patrick's music embodies the drama and passion of dance, from the depths of sorrowful yearning to the exultation of great triumph, and leaves you with a feeling of enlightenment.”
SANDRA BROWN – former Soloist, American Ballet Theater. Ballet Mistress Colorado Ballet.
Performed the title role in “MADAME X” in 2004.
“Dancing to Patrick's Ngoni was an amazing experience... I lost myself in his world of music. The story is in the music... When you hear it you can't help but become intoxicated by it. It's truly beautiful.”
JONATHAN PORRETTA - Principal Dancer, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Performed the title role in “NGONI” in 1997.
“Patrick, a real artist. Your music moved me to tears!”
DEBORAH DAVIS - Author "Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X"
Patrick Soluri and the ballet score of Madame X were cited in the afterward of “Strapless” on pg 261.
Off-Center [turnedin.blogspot.com] // about “Murder at the Masque” April 2009
“lost in Patrick Soluri's gorgeously haunting music…”
Swan Lake Samba Girl [link] // about “Murder at the Masque” April 2009
“Patrick Soluri’s music set that tone perfectly…”
Haglund's Heel [haglundsheel.typepad.com] // about “Murder at the Masque” April 2009
“The musical score was well integrated into the drama and choreography. Soluri provided lovely, hummable melodies to dance to and appropriate discordant moments for the drama.”
press for the ballet "To Be Continued..."
performed & commissioned by Staatsballett Berlin - premiere January 15, 2010.
- Berlin Morgenpost - Licht und Sound tanzen immer mit (Jan 17, 2010)
- RBB Aktuell (TV news / Jan 14, 2010)
- Berliner Zeitung - Einfach nur im großen Rahmen (Jan 14, 2010)
- Berliner Zeitung - Übergroße Werkstatt (Jan 20, 2010)
- Berliner Zeitung - Staatsballett Berlin "Shut up and dance! Reloaded" - sieben Choreografen experimentieren (Dec. 18, 2009)
- BZ-Berlin - Junges Ballett: düster, aber schön (Jan 16, 2010)
- Neues Deutschland - "Shut up and dance! Reloaded" in Bestform (Jan 19, 2010)
- Tanznetz.de - "Shut up an Dance! Reloaded“ – Programm (Jan 6, 2010)
- Der Neue Merker - "Shut Up & Dance Reloaded"
- Kulturportal - "Shut Up & Dance Reloaded"
press for the 2009/10 ballet production of FANCY NANCY, a NY Times children best-seller:
- event listings: New York Times // West Side Spirit // Westside Independent
- CVYB Presents FANCY NANCY 5/8 - Broadway World (April 22, 2010)
- Fancy that Nancy! - Beacon Journal (March 7, 2010)
- CVYB staging popular children’s story ‘Fancy Nancy’ - West Side Leader (March 4, 2010)
- 'Fancy Nancy' dances to life at Akron Civic - Hudson Hub Times (Feb 7, 2010)
- CVYB prepares for new and 'Fancy' ballet - Falls News Press (August 23, 2009)
It’s Not Your Mother-in-Law in a Tutu, but She Dances - New York Times (March 26, 2007)
dance review of 'What Do We Do About Mother?' - by Jennifer Dunning.
EXCERPT: "It was worth the price of admission to see Jenifer Ringer, the glamorous New York City Ballet principal, playing an old woman hunched in a corner, her head covered with rollers. Happily, Ms. Ringer, as the mother, soon shed her drab outer clothes and rollers, revealing a pretty party dress underneath, and became her vivid, lyrical self in duets with a remembered lover, danced by City Ballet’s Stephen Hanna. He gives her the music box that the relatives greedily quarrel over. But the daughter (Heather Hawk) is eventually plunged back into memories of her mother’s earlier life, and the ballet, set to a colorful score by Patrick Soluri..." [link to full story]
Test Flights for Fledgling Operas - New York Times (May 6, 2003)
a preview of VOX 2003: Showcasing American Composers at New York City Opera - by Jeremy Eichler
EXCERPT: "Composers will tell you that writing an opera is a Herculean task. They toil away for years on a single work... This year's other composers range from the young and unknown (Patrick Soluri, 28) to the decorated (the Pulitzer Prize winner Bernard Rands)..."
Heady Company - Louisville Courier Journal (December 22, 2002)
article about Patrick Soluri's showcase at New York City Opera - by Marty Rosen
EXCERPT: "In past years, the New York City Opera's annual series "VOX: Showcasing American Composers" has showcased works by such Pulitzer Prize winners as Charles Wuorinen, Lewis Spratlan and David Del Tredici. Next spring, Patrick Soluri will join that select company..."
Composition Program at Univ of Louisville Draws Talent from Across Nation
Louisville Courier Journal (March 24, 2002) - by Marty Rosen
EXCERPT: "By 1999, when he completed his undergraduate studies in music composition at the Manhattan School of Music, Patrick Soluri had already amassed a significant reputation as a composer..."
The Classic College Party - Louisville Courier Journal (May 11, 2002)
a feature about The Salons that Mr. Soluri hosts in his apartment - by Marty Rosen
EXCERPT: "The 'Music Hour' at 'The Third Street Salon' can be casual, raucous and solemn all at the same time..."
'MadameX' Returns, Scandalously, of Course - New York Times (April 10, 1999) by Jack Anderson
EXCERPT: "A famous painting came to life on Thursday night at the Kaye Playhouse when Dances Patrelle presented "Madame X." Francis Patrelle's new ballet, inspired by the John Singer Sargent portrait of a proud woman in an elegant black dress, told how Virginie Avegno Gautreau, the woman in that painting, scandalized society with an extramarital affair..." [link to full story]
'Madame X,' Expressed in Dance - New York Daily News (April 9, 1999) by Mila Andre
EXCERPT: "Little did John Singer Sargent know when he painted 'Madame X' in 1884 that this work would inspire Choreographer Francis Patrelle to stage a ballet based on the portrait. The dance, set in Paris toward the end of the 18th century, features Elizabeth Jean Zengara in the role of Madame Pierre Gautreau (Madame X)..."
New Works to Music Composed for Choreography - New York Times (Oct. 10, 1997) by Anna Kisselgoff.
EXCERPT: "Music written expressly for dance is not a new idea, but rare is the musician nowadays who chooses to compose with choreography in mind. Nonetheless, two young composers, both students at the Manhattan School of Music, admirably seized the initiative... The two dance pieces, sporting bare-bones production values but a richness of ideas, were given their premieres on Tuesday night at the school ..." [link to full story]
The Bergen Record (October 7, 1997)
EXCERPT: "Talk about up-and-coming, and you’re probably talking about Patrick Soluri and Christian McLeer. They’re the composers, respectively, of two orchestral ballets – 'Ngoni' and 'The Grandfather Clocks' – premiering tonight at the Manhattan School of Music..."