“Joshua Hopkins and pianist Myra Huang—brought a combination of impressive technique and emotional passion to every song, many set to poems by Friedrich Ruckert…Hopkins also found a playful undercurrent in Schumann’s setting of the familiar poem Liebst du um Schoenheit (If you love for beauty’s sake). The song’s piano introduction has a jazzy tinge, and Hopkins used his robust, virile baritone like a savvy man about town advising an inexperience girl in the ways of love. But revealing his deepest feelings in the final stanza, the suave Romeo disappeared, replaced by a truly open and vulnerable young lover.”  Chicago Classical Review, Wynne Delacoma, September 12, 2014.

“Each singer excels and is committed to the demands and rewards of poetry, word-setting, language connection and immediate communication. And to have a full quartet meant that both a range of works and real rarities could be presented in the intermissionless 90-minute program.” Chicago Sun Times, Andew Patner, September 12, 2014.