Reviews and Insights


Pulling It Together

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Special strategies help 2 choirs, orchestra overcome hurdles, combine for memorable concert. By Jessica Showers Special to The Post and Courier Monday, June 6, 2011 Each year, the Choral/Orchestral Concert features two choirs and an orchestra all under the renowned direction of conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. But with just two combined rehearsals before the big night, … Read More

COMMENTARY: Honoring David Stahl with Requiem

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Brahms’ choral work brings musical groups together By Adam Parker The Post and Courier – Sunday, April 24, 2011 The spirit of David Stahl was invoked repeatedly during the week of April 11 as Robert Taylor prepared the Charleston Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, College of Charleston Concert Choir and members of his own Taylor … Read More

A Loving Tribute at Memminger

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011 by William Furtwangler SATURDAY NIGHT at Memminger Auditorium, the Charleston Symphony Chorus presented a beautiful and meaningful performance of Brahms’ “German Requiem” in tribute to the late David Stahl, its former music director and conductor. Dr. Robert Taylor expertly and lovingly conducted the orchestra and a combined chorus of over 200 … Read More

A Very Special Requiem for David Stahl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Lindsay Koob JOHANNES BRAHMS’ A German Requiem and I go way back—all the way to 1966, when, as a member of the Citadel’s Cadet Chapel Choir, I sang the luminous and moving fourth movement, “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” (arranged for men’s voices) at a memorial service. The music … Read More

Rob Taylor talks about David Stahl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dr. Robert Taylor Brahms interview – sample click here to WATCH the Full INTERVIEW Interview by Peter Ingle, Taylor’s story, in words: Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2011 Maestro David Stahl expertly balanced career and family A Mentor Remembered by Robert Taylor I met David Stahl 13 years ago, but it seems like yesterday. Having … Read More

Tribute to David Stahl set for Saturday

Sunday, April 10, 2011

200 artists to celebrate life of CSO music director By Bill Thompson Sunday, April 10, 2011 For more than 25 years, David Stahl was the face and motive force of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Born in New York City to German emigre parents, he would study under Leonard Bernstein and make his Carnegie Hall … Read More