Dr. Richard Lert (deceased),
Director, ASOL Summer Conducting Institute
"Donald Barra did splendid work with the full symphony orchestra. He is a very talented musician with a remarkable flair for conducting."
Columbia University Music Department Chairman,
Conductor, Columbia University Symphony
Assistant Conductor (under Bernstein), NY Philharmonic
"Donald Barra is one of the most gifted young conductors I know. He has a natural flair for conducting, and he knows how to 'size up' a new score quickly, how to use rehearsal time efficiently, and how to exercise authority over a large body of players."