"Conductor Murray Gross, who until recently was Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, took over his own orchestra, the West Shore Symphony. It was definitely West Shore's gain and Detroit's loss. Gross extracted some first class playing from the Chamber Orchestra."
Rocky Mountain News, Denver
"Both conductor and orchestra captured the spirit of the impressionistic work, sensuous and delicate, resulting in a vivid and exciting musical experience. <Debussy, Afternoon of a Faun> ...Gross triumphed as the orchestra evoked the feeling of the spacious outdoors. <Respighi, The Pines of Rome>"
The Napa Register
"Gross chose to end with Stravinsky's 1919 Firebird Suite, and in doing so he demonstrated his mastery over difficult repertoire. The range of colors from the tour de force of the Danse infernale through the languorous silkiness of the Berceuse was remarkable. Gross was able to sustain the orchestra's close concentration so necessary for the intensity and difficulty of this masterpiece."
"<Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6> The pathetique quality of this Russian composer was expressed convincingly by Murray Gordon Gross in the first movement and above all in the third, but without resorting to the cheap effects which often mar this symphony. The Adagio showed a director of great sensibility."
Busqueda (Montevideo, Uruguay)
"Maestro Gross, who recently won national honors as Young Conductor of the Year, gave an excellent demonstration of why the honor was well deserved...His programming is always clever as well as satisfying."
"Gross made a strong impression with fluent gestures happily free of flamboyance and a magnificent command of all three scores on the program. Gross gets a further gold star for his delivery of Schumann’s Fourth Symphony…he proved himself a master worthy of envy.”
Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado)
"The evening's guest conductor was Murray Gross, a buoyant and animated leader with a pleasing podium presence...Maestro Gross and the orchestra rounded out the evening with a masterful and well-conceived performance of Schumann's Symphony No. 4."
“Guest conductor Murray Gross used his dynamic conducting style Saturday night with the Asheville Symphony to illuminate works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Beethoven. Gross conducted the program from memory and communicated his intense identification with the music. His beat was clear and cues abundant and his whole body, at times, reflected the passion and energy of the music. [He] left the standing audience in a state of exaltation.”