Brahms Requiem

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

"Soprano Ana María Martínez and baritone Weston Hurt, who joined the ensembles, are significant forces to contend with, particularly in the substantial parts in the Requiem. ...her voice paired nicely with Hurt’s lyrical baritone that, although rich and resonant (truly a joy to hear), maintained a much-needed precision and direction, the absence of which too-often obfuscates Brahms’s dramatic solo line."
– Sudeep Agarwala, Boston Musical Intelligencer




Bard Music Festival

"American baritone Weston Hurt gave a lovingly prepared, deeply moving account of George Butterworth's Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad, a setting of selections from A. E. Housman's celebrated collection of poems, in its way as much of an English institution as Land of Hope and Glory. Hurt's baritone voice, with its leathery depths and tawny highlights, is a superbly balanced instrument, and he presented the cycle with dignity, taking full responsibility for its seriousness, with disciplined phrasing and sensitivity to its changes of mood. Of all the performances I heard at the Elgar Festival, I found this the most affecting."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Fine Arts