" A born conductor" -- Sir Simon Rattle
" A tour-de-force of a conductor" -- North Jutland Times, Denmark
ALEXANDER PLATT has built a unique career spanning the worlds of symphony, chamber music and opera as conductor, music director, curator and host. Based in Chicago and New York, he is Music Director of the La Crosse Symphony, the Waukegan Symphony, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic, as well as Curator of Concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art Westport; he spends his summers as Music Director of the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York, the oldest summer chamber-music festival in America.
"Platt led his beautifully curated program with thoroughgoing panache, directed with consummate skill, and the ensemble responded with virtuosity of the highest order. The disparate pieces fit together like a chilly hand into a warm glove."
-- "Bringing Down the House at Maverick" by Mary Fairchild view full article ~ AUGUST 30, 2022
"The Mahler was a triumph....As usual, Platt led an excellent performance, managing balances as well as humanly possible and conveying the dark but varied expression of the music vividly throughout."
-- Leslie Gerber, The Woodstock Times, August 2019
"Throughout the concert, Alexander Platt conducted with a sure sense of of pacing, every Mahler rubato judged shrewdly. He and the Caroga Arts Ensemble brought drive when the music was martial, and warmth when it was lyrical....no one could deny the vitality Platt and the ensemble brought to the most impactful performance of the evening."
John Lawrence, Chicago Classical Review, October 29, 2018
"Platt directed with his usual crisp authority, succeeding in achieving spectacularly accurate ensemble. Overall this was an exciting experience. People filled every seat in the hall, a tribute to our love for Bernstein and our admiration for Alexander Platt's conducting."
Boston Musical Intelligencer, 27 August 2018
"ALEXANDER scores a major success at his debut at the Ravinia Festival, leading the world premiere of his new version of Leonard Bernstein’s SONGFEST. . ."
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, July 5, 2013