The first performance of the 16-17 season was reviewed by David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Find that review here.

The final performance of Relâche’s 13-14 season was written up in the Broad Street Review. You can find the article here.

The final performance of the 15-16 season was also reviewed in Broad Street here.

And from the past-

“As usual, Relâche played with great comprehension. It also rocked.”

– David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“I almost never leave a Relâche concert without experiencing something that is uniquely stimulating, thought-provoking and, ultimately, beautiful. I don’t know of any other live musical experience that can elicit such an explosive range of reaction.”
– Peter Burwasser, Philadelphia City Paper

“Most contemporary ensembles don’t have the, well, ensemble, that Relâche showed. They were tight the way an orchestra is tight and it really made the music come alive.”
– Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Relâche is one of the great quality-of-life-enhancers in Philadelphia. It presents accomplished, genre-bending music that is all-but-guaranteed to give you more than you can handle… Relâche is, more than ever, indispensable.”
– David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The ensemble is so at home in new gestures and conflicting inner workings that the music sounded simple, expressive, wryly descriptive, and cheerfully edgy. ”
– Daniel Webster, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Relâche has its own distinct recognizable ensemble personality, a thoughtful interpretive personality and the ability to listen to one another rather than just follow a conductor. As a result, Relâche is to new music what Tennstedt or Abbado is to Mahler….”
The Village Voice

“Relâche is not bound by the heady ‘intellectualization’ of contemporary music… it is interested in the sound which is produced.”
Japan Times

“The audience reacted to Relâche, a unique ensemble from America, like a classroom of students which slowly grasps what the teacher has taught them.”
The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo, Japan)

“Relâche has a strong, but tensile, artistic vision tempered with a politically sensitive relationship to the community, insistence on the artistic integrity and the recognition of the artists’ importance. All of this secures Relâche’s position as one of America’s most active and visible new music organizations.”
Chamber Music America Magazine

“Relâche, Philadelphia’s ensemble for new music, doesn’t play wishy-washy new romantics or ‘uptown’ academic serialists but thrives on the off-the-wall.”
The Wall Street Journal