Orange County Register
Flute Concerto: "The concerto is a celebration of
pastoral beauty, it should be part of the main flute
Los Angeles Times
Oboe Concerto: "Within a tonal scheme, Cummings’
Oboe Concerto is full of wonderful melody while not
shorting the solo part of technical difficulties...it
brought the audience to its feet."
New Haven Register
Lacrymosa: "This work for the victims of 9/11 is an
impression of mourning and grief. The listener heard
something gentle, mysterious and liquid unfold, the
vibrato of the string section implying intense sadness
and loss. There was a reverence here, but also a sense
that life is never lived in vain. This beautiful work
concluded with a shimmering crescendo and release -
sophisticated and timeless.
Culican; Nororste: Cummings' Concerto for Soprano
Saxophone was a wonderful experience in melody.
It's pastoral nature reminded one of a walk in the park
with the westward wind at your back. It brought the
audience to a standing ovation.