We're humbled by the wonderful things that reviewers and colleagues have been saying about SAR!

[Pianist Cholong Park’s] melodic lines cut richly to the back of the room with impressive and sublime understanding of color, while Stanley’s horn sang lavish tones.
— Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2017
Wiese’s composition, segmental in nature, creates a captivating mix of busy and sparse, extending and expanding, deconstructing and piecing back together, the ensemble curtailing one other’s thoughts, ideas, words, and syllables in one moment and singing fat, lingering lines in another moment.... The ensemble, steady and solid in its interpretation, spoke highly of the composition, enthusiastic about the idea of adding it to their regular repertoire. Quite right they were, as Machinations I seemed to please the entire crowd, as well.
— Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2017
“With a new approach to programming and performing at the highest level, our audience was thrilled to have Some Assembly Required in the heart of Salem at Old Town Hall. It was refreshing for us to host a group which was totally in synch with our audience and who we are as a music presenter. The program they presented was innovative and checked all the boxes of how to present relevant concerts in our time and place. It was a thrilling experience which our patrons are still talking about.”
— Richard Guérin, artistic director of Salem Classical
SAR with actor Becca A. Lewis after "The Poet," Nov. 2017

SAR with actor Becca A. Lewis after "The Poet," Nov. 2017

Croushore’s convincing pastoral setting made for a warm, spacious color against the disparate texture Buss provided [in “Florida Tableau”]
— Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2017
It was a particular and unusual pleasure to have Some Assembly Required play at my venue, The Space. Too rarely does one get to hear chamber music approached with such a sense of fun and joy while maintaining the artfulness and precision that we typically expect or at least hope for in such settings. Some Assembly Required scratches that itch and opens up the opportunity for a wider audience to enjoy a kind of music they may not have thought they’d like.
— Ken Michaels, artistic director of The Space