McGegan’s ‘French Connection’ at Hollywood Bowl

On August 26, 2015 |
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McGegan at the Bowl

“McGegan was his usual enlivening, effervescent, engaging self, spreading good cheer with his wiggle-waggle motions on the podium visible to all on the giant video screens. The Mozart and Haydn symphonies — both of succinct, nearly equal length, neither overly familiar to concert audiences — went by with zesty tempos, robust textures, contrasting shadings and high spirits from the chamber-orchestra-sized version of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. No late-summer doldrums here.”
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