"It was instantly clear that she has much to say. Her leadership was crisp and musical from the first notes. Tempos were unrushed, and every phrase was thoughtfully shaped. She is clearly a rising star to watch.
"Ruth Reinhardt repeatedly impressed as an incisive musician of real depth. On Feb. 22 at Bass Performance Hall, she was the Fort Worth Symphony’s guest conductor, and again the musical results were most rewarding.
"Ruth Reinhardt showed herself interpretatively sensitive to the wide variety of styles that the program demanded of her.
"Reinhardt proved an adept accompanist in the Tchaikovsky, but the rest of the program made it clear that she also is a conductor with strong ideas of her own.
"Ruth Reinhardt ist Assistant Conductor des Dallas Symphony Orchestra und begeisterte unlängst die Kritiker, als sie kurzfristig für Stanisław Skrowaczewski einsprang
"It was Reinhardt, though, who stood out, not by overdoing anything, but by so fastidiously scaling, balancing and shaping the music. This was true throughout the concert: loving attention to detail without any fussiness, never allowing inherent urgency to slacken.
"The refreshing, young and extremely talented conductor Ruth Reinhardt made an immediate strong impression with a dramatic and nuanced performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Othello Overture, Op. 93.
"Ruth Reinhardt, assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led authoritative and musically sophisticated performances of a program she wasn’t even supposed to conduct. With gestures that always meant something, she delivered the goods Thursday night as if she’d been living with them for years.