"Puccini’s lyricism in The Spirits is enhanced by some extraordinary instrumentalists, who pitch in with rapid-fire playing and expressive vibrato from the sidelines. The In Series Chamber Trio, with violinist John Philligin III, cellist René Molina, led by pianist/musical director Carlos R. Rodriguez, are amazing as they interact and make eye-contact with the singers at key moments. The results are beautiful. This relatively simple piece about supernatural powers and fate still has magical power."
"Violinist John Philligin III, cellist René Molina and conductor/pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez provided no-fail support and colors matching onstage emotions...."
"...the accompanying string quartet performed so expressively and so flawlessly that the entire ensemble...put this production a cut above what it otherwise might have been."
" Performing Mozart’s music as if they were channeling the composer himself, Mr. Rodriguez and his string players added an extraordinary level of expressiveness, nuance, and professionalism to the entire production."
" With the help of a 6 piece orchestra comprised of exceedingly talented young musicians ...his delightfully string-intensive music comes to life in a very professional way. "
" The five member orchestra sits onstage flawlessly executing Oberhauser’s operas. Oberhauser himself conducts, and the audience is treated to watching him as well as the orchestra perform during the operas."