“Here was a stylish performance that bristled with vitality… FCO is a major addition to the city’s music scene.” Neville Cohn, OZartsreview.
“Koelman’s playing (in this new CD) is sinuous and impassioned, and from a purely technical view must be heard to be believed. The FCO… provides the kind of support one normally hears only from established continental ensembles.” William Yeoman, The West Australian
“It’s a recording well worth getting excited about – and for all the right reasons. And there is an extra frisson to the performance doubtless due to the recording being of live performances.” Neville Cohn, OZartsreview.
“Pat and I were wowed by the beautiful music yesterday at the Perth Town Hall. Spectacular and memorable! A huge thank you to you and the other enthusiastic and talented members of the FCO.” Phil Rennie
“Diane and I thoroughly enjoyed today’s concert. I particularly enjoyed hearing such a diversity of wonderful music played superbly as the FCO always does. Congratulations to you and the FCO in general on this your eighth anniversary. I am only sorry that circumstances prevented our attendance at those first concerts; it would have been good to have a completed card.” Tim Johnson
“We loved the concert and I especially liked how the various pieces showcased different musicians. That was a wonderful way to celebrate the anniversary.” Diane
“Thank you to you and Natalie and the talented team for presenting a thoughtful and captivating selection of music.” Marianne
“Judy & I just want to let you know how thrilled we were after attending your music session last Sunday in the church in Swanbourne. Your Orchestra is exceptional & you now have another set of groupies.” Kel
“I’m sorry I missed last week’s concert due to other commitments. My sister Alison went to the Sun performance raved about the beautiful selection of music, musicians’ performances and church acoustics. BRavissimo and ancora.” Marilyn