"In many ways this was Carlos Miguel Prieto’s concert. Affable, confident, and effortlessly competent, he took the audience on a trip through various kinds of Americana, along the way slipping into the program two works that tantalized the audience with the sounds of a different, Latin-American musical culture. Throughout the evening it was impossible not to be impressed by how Prieto shaped the music in a natural, gracious way, and also responded naturally to the variety of rhythmic styles present in the different pieces. Prieto is clearly a conductor at home in both classical and more popular idioms. A natural musician in the best sense, his popular, unaffected approach went down very well indeed with the audience. The conclusion of the concert was rewarded with enthusiastic applause by an obviously charmed public."