[Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra] gave solid performances of John Adam’s "Doctor Atomic” music and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Young on Wednesday at the Sottile Theater
But a real emotional high point came in that concert, with a highly charged performance of the Adagio by Samuel Barber, a composer who was close to Spoleto’s founder, Gian Carlo Menotti
-New York Times
Maestro Young took the bull by the horns, catching every mood and impulse and driving his musicians nearly to their limits, all the while demonstrating his mastery of the complex score. This was orchestral art at its glittering, ebullient best: an event that most of the fortunate audience will never forget.
-Charleston City Paper
Joseph has been named the new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Music Director. Mr. Young will begin his new post on June 1, 2014. He will also assume the role of Music Director of the ASYO in the 2014-15 season.