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McGegan and Susan Graham close out Caramoor Summer 2018

On August 4, 2018 |
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Susan Graham

“Caramoor ended its summer festival with a special treat for opera lovers, a concert with Susan Graham, accompanied by the always-fabulous Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by Nicholas McGegan. Once […]




McGegan and PBO bring “Atalanta” to Caramoor

On July 22, 2018 |
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Mcgegan conducts

“Mr. McGegan is always welcome in New York, his personality and conducting skills double-treats….Mr. McGegan has performed this Handel pastorale several times, even gave it the only recording. He loves […]




McGegan’s “breathtaking command”

On May 9, 2018 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“It was the Rossini that received the evening’s finest performance. With a reduced-in-size ensemble onstage, McGegan elicited playing that was characterized by transparent textures, fleet tempi, bracing rhythms and expertly […]




McGegan, PBO close season with “fervor and tenderness”

On April 26, 2018 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Beethoven and Luigi Cherubini were near-contemporaries, operating in parallel in the major musical capitals of Vienna and Paris, respectively. Both were giants in their day, and yet modern concertgoers only […]




McGegan, PBO, Panthaki “precise and expressive” in Chicago

On April 9, 2018 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“In each the singers and players were as stylish, precise and expressive as one would expect, given that McGegan is a lively conductor who in 32 years has made the […]




McGegan and PBO offer “musical discoveries and delights”

On February 12, 2018 |
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“Haydn was the headliner for their February 7–11 “Harmonic Convergence” series of concerts, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra made sure he lived up to the billing. In giving their all […]




McGegan leads PBO in a “rhythmically pulsating score”

On December 24, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“…conductor Nicholas McGegan led his period-instrument orchestra in a rhythmically pulsating score.” — Read more at Berkeley Daily Planet.




McGegan brings Vivaldi to St. Louis Symphony

On December 2, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan is always fun to watch as he dances about the podium, and his expressiveness set the tone for the entire concert.” — Read more at St. Louis Post Dispatch.




McGegan and Cleveland deliver “perfect 18th century package”

On November 18, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“His expertise in the early Classical period radiated through a performance marked by sharp dynamic contrast, tapered phrasing, and keen attention to detail. To the extent that it’s possible to […]




McGegan/OAE premiere Sally Beamish’s “Judas Passion”

On September 28, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Beamish’s music called some extraordinary sonorities from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Nicholas McGegan, their forces distilled to eleven strings; pairs of flutes, horns and trumpets; […]