Conductor Nicholas DeMaison drew shifting, vibrant colors from the accomplished orchestra…”

– Opera News review of The Astronaut’s Tale by Charles Fussell

The fine score is by composer Nathan Davis, played by members of ICE and sung by mezzo-soprano Katalin Károlyí and tenor Peter Tantsits, along with girls of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. All the musicians were led with assured clarity by conductor Nicholas DeMaison.

– New York Classical Review of Hagoromo on Brooklyn Academy of Music’s NEXT WAVE Festival

The arrangement by conductor/composer Nicholas DeMaison — who slimmed down Milhaud’s score into a winning version for 13 players—was a natural fit for the circumstances.

– Musical America Review of On-Site Opera’s US premiere of Milahud’s La Mère Coupable