No company is more musically alive than Rambert under the double act of director Mark Baldwin and conductor Paul Hoskins, whose bold policy of blind-dating choreographers with scores or works of art has emerged as the outstanding story of the past decade’s dance in Britain.
Ismene Brown, The Spectator Jan 2016
The Rambert triple bill was planned, clearly, with a musical ear. The result is that, whatever you think of the dance, you get a darned good orchestral concert (and this holds true for the tour, too: Rambert doesn’t skimp on live music in the provinces)….This is not what you expect from a hallowed score, yet the boisterousness is validated by Schubert’s writing, its rhythmic verve gutsily relayed by the Rambert Orchestra under Paul Hoskins.
Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday
Where contemporary dance is concerned, Rambert sets the standard for quality and diversity. Musically, with Rambert’s own orchestra in the pit (conducted by Paul Hoskins), the aural treats are as tasty and satisfying as the visual ones. Julian Anderson’s wondrous new score glistens with elliptical rhythms and scatters sounds like stars in the night sky.
Debra Craine, The Times
The Rambert Orchestra under Paul Hoskins rises easily to the challenge of Debussy’s swooning heat-haze of a score.
Altogether a delight. In the whole programme, the musical performance from the Rambert Orchestra is admirable.
David Dougill, Sunday Times
At its best, Rambert is unique in Britain in providing music and dance as theatre. No other company matches it in commitment to this. Bravo to the top-class playing by the Rambert Orchestra under Paul Hoskins.
Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk
The most musical contemporary dance troupe in Britain
The Rambert Orchestra, conducted by Paul Hoskins, was brilliant throughout the evening. A cripplingly expensive luxury but worth every penny.
Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express