James Lee III – Reviews


“bright, pure music”

–Washington Post


“tonal but highly complex”

–South Florida Classical Review


“vibrant [and] richly layered”

–Baltimore Sun


“he’s a composer who has what it takes. And has a future”

–Baltimore Sun


“NSO’s ‘Beyond Rivers of Vision’ rouses the senses.”

–Baltimore Sun


“a deftly realized world premiere by James Lee III, a young Michigan-born composer with a bright future.”

–Detroit Free Press


“Ambitiously conceived to honor the Old Testament harvest holiday and the arrival of the Messiah, not from the heavens, but from outer space, Lee’s festive piece was full of heroic gestures, rich internal melodies and an expansive palette of percussion. Brawny, striking, tuneful in seven movements.”
–M Live, Grand Rapids