“It is comparatively rare to hear a performance that… neither glosses over nor dotes on the little things such as rendered… by conductor Yoichi Udagawa.”

— The Boston Globe

“His restless, invigorating readings… certainly kept the listeners involved. You won’t fall asleep when Udagawa makes music…”

— The Patriot Ledger

“The Melrose Symphony has experienced an amazing renaissance. Yoichi Udagawa.... has made the symphony an entity Melrose can be proud of. Last Saturday evening’s concert made this very clear, and the full house rose at concert's end to proffer the conductor a standing ovation.”

— Melrose Free Press

“Udagawa came… and led the ensemble through a powerful and emotionally evocative reading…”

— The (Brockton) Enterprise

“Those who have attended Quincy Symphony Orchestra concerts since Yoichi Udagawa was named music director.... can attest this .... conductor of boyish charm and (irrepressible) enthusiasm makes concerts anything but dull.”

— The Patriot Ledger

“Udagawa took the orchestra on an astonishing and fearless musical flight…”

— The Patriot Ledger

"conducted with zip...."

— Boston Phoenix