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Boston Globe: Playful spirit enlivens Handel and Haydn Society concert

On March 5, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“…from the moment that Nicholas McGegan took the podium to conduct the Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall Friday night, it was evident that a more playful approach had […]




Mozart and Arriaga with the Handel + Haydn Society

On March 4, 2017 |
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“…McGegan stirred the whole ensemble to a double-forte frenzy, which slowly faded as Don Juan descended and disappeared from view, in as clear a musical depiction of damnation as could […]




McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

On February 27, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Every detail, every gesture in the concert revealed a seriousness of purpose essential to deliver delight, and a vivid musical experience…It was an uplifting and revitalising concert, reminding us that extraordinary […]




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

On January 28, 2017 |
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“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 […]




McGegan’s “graceful charm” with Pasadena Symphony

On January 26, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“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 crescentavalleyweekly.com.




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

On December 20, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan - Toronto Symphony

“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 […]




Philharmonia Baroque Renders a Heroic Joshua

On December 6, 2016 |
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PBO

Music Director Nicholas McGegan carried it all off splendidly, with rhythmic command and plenty of high-contrast effects.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.




McGegan conducts ‘Joshua’ with “consummate flair and unflagging rhythmic verve”

On December 2, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“…under McGegan’s inspired direction, the performance emerged as one of the period instrument ensemble’s finest offerings in recent memory…McGegan conducted with consummate flair and unflagging rhythmic verve, and the orchestra […]




McGegan presents “a Handel for the rest of us”

On November 22, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan proved a sprightly, kinetic conductor, bringing out crisp articulations, bouncing rhythms and precise choral articulation (building on Edward Elwyn Jones’s preparation). Without encrustations of tradition to overcome, here was […]




McGegan presents an “enlightening lecture/recital” at Harvard

On November 21, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan presented an enlightening lecture/recital, bringing this fascinating musical period to life via the Yale Voxtet, a group of eight graduate students at the Institute of Sacred Music, and the […]