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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; […]




McGegan shapes OAE’s “finally detailed playing” in Beamish premiere

On September 25, 2017 |
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Beamish

“It’s all perhaps closer to opera than to oratorio, and this premiere, with the OAE’s finely detailed playing shaped by Nicholas McGegan, was economically and unfussily staged by Peter Thomson.” […]




“Hollywood Bowl veteran McGegan” returns for all-Vivaldi program

On August 11, 2017 |
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McGegan at the Bowl

It’s as reliable as a sunrise: a Nicholas McGegan appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in August. The conductor was at his perennial Bowl gig again Thursday night, and as usual […]




Opera Magazine: Le Temple “proved an utter delight”

On August 3, 2017 |
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Rameau

“The two most notable operatic events of the spring in San Francisco had nothing to do with the San Francisco Opera and both represented a major collaboration between music and […]




McGegan and RNS play “with irresistible spirit” at Proms in Hull

On July 24, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Under Nicholas McGegan, the Royal Northern Sinfonia played with irresistible spirit, and a boisterous crowd cheered everything. Nothing entertained more than the scintillating encore: Iain Farrington’s A Shipshape Shindig, an […]




Making history: first BBC Prom held in Yorkshire in nearly 90 years

On July 22, 2017 |
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McGegan Condcuts

“History was made this afternoon as an orchestra struck up by the riverside in Hull – the first time a Prom has been held outside the capital in nearly 90 […]




McGegan “catching the spirit of an era” at Aspen

On July 15, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan proved adept at catching the spirit of the era even on modern instruments with an all-student orchestra…McGegan and the ensemble were especially sparkly in the two final pieces, a […]




McGegan “radiates the joy” at Aspen

On July 11, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Conducting without a baton, McGegan communicated what was needed with facial expressions, dancelike body movements and graceful hand gestures. No conductor radiates the joy in music quite like McGegan does…” […]