Nicholas McGegan

Music review: Sarasota Music Festival closing weekend

“The wonderful conductor Nicholas McGegan led the Festival Orchestra, which featured this seasons’ enormously talented students, and he opened the evening with Vivaldi’s F Major Concerto — a great choice […]

Nicholas McGegan

Another milestone as 2016 Sarasota Music Festival closes

“The Sarasota Music Festival is better than ever and Saturday’s finale concert was one of the finest ever heard here…the evening immediately took on a celebratory atmosphere as led by […]

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan conducts Sarasota Music Festival finale

Celebrated conductor Nic McGegan, who has been musical director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco for 30 years, knows it’s a lot more than just waving your arms […]

La Gloria di primavera

Scarlatti, Alessandro: La Gloria di Primavera

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro Performers Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano Clint van der Linde, countertenor Nicholas Phan, tenor Douglas Williams, baritone Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott director Conductor […]

Haydn Violin Concertos

Joseph Haydn: Violin Concertos

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

Hommage A Trois

William Berger: Hommage A Trois

Composer: Haydn, Mozart, Cimarosa

Thomas Cole's "The Picnic"

In Praise of Picnics

I love picnics and not just because I really like the name. For a Brit, the chance of eating outdoors without getting rained on is of course a risk but […]

Clapshot

Celtic Spuds

Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]

Cullen Skink

Cullen Skink – Smoked Fish Soup from Scotland

Just had a very good week in Glasgow, apart from the weather, that it is. Our neighbour’s son, Roddy is a sculptor and one of his works, Cleitus, lives in […]