CARMEN, SARASOTA OPERA, 2018
The orchestra is blessed throughout this opera with colorful and memorable music, too much to point out. Every bit of it was delivered with panache under the leadership of conductor John F. Spencer IV.
Gayle Williams, Herald Tribune
Under the brilliant baton of Conductor John F. Spencer IV, the Opera Orchestra was up to the task of delivering some of the most iconic songs in opera history.
Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
Maestro John F. Spencer IV, who is in the early years of his conducting career, led the talented Sarasota Opera Orchestra with authority.
John Spencer IV built up the tension in a dynamite performance.
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, DELL'ARTE OPERA, 2016
In terms of musical values, nothing more could be wanted.
Voce di Meche
FALSTAFF, DELL'ARTE OPERA, 2015
John Spencer conducted from the keyboard, deftly rendering the recitativo accompaniment.
Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times