Nicholas McGegan

McGegan leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

“McGegan clearly understood the paths that Blumenstock chose to forge, and he made sure that PBO was with her every step of the way with just as much confidence and […]

Nicholas McGegan

McGegan’s “graceful charm” with Pasadena Symphony

“Under his baton, the Pasadena Symphony bounded through these works with all the sureness of movement and graceful charm of an Olympic gymnast.” — Read more at

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McGegan a “convincing voice” for the Baroque ‘Messiah”

“The orchestra, not to be outdone, played with particular focus on the transparency of the sound…Even with our modern-day penchant for the huge, dense explosions of sound that Roy Thomson […]

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

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas is…….

OK. I’ll admit it, I am not very fond of the modern Christmas. I simply can’t get into the spirit of Santa, Rudolf, dinky elves, even the whole story of […]

Nicholas McGegan

Musical Toronto: 38 Questions For Nicholas McGegan

“British-born conductor Nicholas McGegan is as a frequent visitor in Toronto. He last led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through Handel’s Messiah in 2012, prompting John Terauds to call it the […]

Viennese Delights

Viennese Delights

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of revisiting Vienna. I had been there often in the 1970’s when I was playing in a piano trio in […]