Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
ALBUM REVIEW: 'There is strong support from...the tightly-knit contribution of the makeshift band under the lightly-worn authority of Matthew Waldren’s baton'
Michael Quinn; Opera; December 2015
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE REVIEW: 'The twelve-piece orchestra – under conductor Matthew Waldren – does what it has to do well starting with the fairly traditional musical overture‚ then embracing all the changes of style and effectively accompanying the solos and ensembles‚ as well as‚ keeping everything moving forward'
Jim Pritchard; Seen & Heard International; November 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'commendation of the playing under Matthew Waldren, clearly and crisply delivered with every strand clear.'
Paul Corfield Godfrey; Music Web international; November 2015
'The live orchestra sparks a bit of outdoor magic into the performance'
Camilla Gurtler; A Younger Theatre; July 2015
'The ‘Alice band’ delivers a rich soundscape'
Andrea White; Bargain Theatre; July 2015
'It is no easy task for conductor Matthew Waldren to manage these disparate forces in the open air and on the move, but he set lively tempi and managed to keep everyone together without any visible problems.'
Tim Hochstrasser; British Theatre; August 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'The cast...and orchestra, conducted by Matthew Waldren, put on a good show.
Richard Fairman; Gramophone; July 2015
'Matthew Waldren conducts his roving 11 piece orchestra perfectly'
Jonathan Baz; Jonathan Baz Reviews; July 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Conductor Matthew Waldren draws bright, breezy playing from his orchestra.'
Dan Morgan; Music Web International; August 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Matthew Waldren conducts the 11 piece orchestra with aplomb, and recorded in the studio we get to appreciate far more of the detail in Will Todd's orchestration'
Robert Hughill; Planet Hughill; July 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Conductor Matthew Waldren holds the 11-piece ensemble together with panache and fizz.'
Warwick Thomson; Sinfini Music; August 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'It has bags of energy and colour'
Rupert Christiansen; The Telegraph; July 2015
ALBUM REVIEW: 'you can admit to yourself, at home with a drink-me glass of merlot or two, that it's not just toddlers who'll enjoy Todd's music...On record, all words are crystal clear, supported by a small but colouful orchestra that includes an accordian and sax.'
Neil Fisher; The Times; July 2015
'A thoughtfully selected and wonderfully conducted (Matthew Waldren) 11 piece musical group (strings, some brass and wind, percussion and the addition of a valuable, and unusual, accordion) we’re at the usual standard of music an audience can expect from this company.'
Karl O'Doherty; The Public Reviews; July 2014
'The 11-piece orchestra of glorious strings knit together with more unusual sounds from the accordion, saxophone and flute.'
Alexandra Sims; The Upcoming; July 2014
'Conductor Matthew Waldren and his 11-strong orchestra do a sterling job in the heat, the music always delivered with gusto and skill'
Views from the Gods; July 2014