Acclaim
"Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz out-jollied St. Nick...Chafetz didn't have to say that he was thrilled to be there, as he was clearly having more fun than Santa's Elves on Dec. 26. His good cheer spread from the stage into the packed house, and I suspect it lifted the spirits of those on stage, too." Read More...
Tom Strini, Strini Write Blogspot
"...This represented one of the most prolific Pops performances in recent history...[Chafetz] proved to engaging and bubbly...It was a well-rehearsed and exceptionally well-performed Pops concert." Read More...
Alan Adams, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz directed the orchestra in Helzberg Hall with ease and dramatic flair... Read More...
Libby Hanssen, Kansas City Star
MSO Pops Takes on '60s Soft Rock
And the orchestra played well for the effervescent Stuart Chafetz.
Tom Strini, Third Coast Daily
"The orchestra, led with zest by guest conductor Stuart Chafetz..." Read More...
David Williams, The Charleston Gazette
The orchestra, sounding as excellent as ever, played instrumental selections by Gershwin, Warren, Leonard Bernstein and John Kander...Chafetz was a jolly podium presence, having a good time and keeping things moving along. Read More...
Jim Ruggirello, Gazettes Long Beach, CA
"Guest Conductor, Stuart Chafetz, directed the program with great enthusiasm, engaging the audience’s participation." Read More...
Jane Marlowe, Coastal Breeze News
"The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, conducted by timpanist Stuart Chafetz, led off with the overture to “Fiorello!...was wonderful, a balancing act between singer and support, and very nicely handled through the variety of tunes." Read More...
Anthony Bannon, The Chautauquan Daily
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