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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…” […]




McGegan leads Mozart at the Van Cliburn Competition

On June 5, 2017 |
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“One of the happiest developments over the 20 years I’ve covered the Cliburn has been the FWSO’s vast improvement under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director for the last 16 years. But, […]




Atlanta Journal Constitution: “Review: ASO captivates with 18th-century tunes”

On May 5, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan, who is noted for his expertise in 18th-century music, conducted about two dozen strings in a completely gorgeous, utterly placid recitation of the Mozart composition…Aside from being a masterful […]




Financial Times: “The Temple of Glory, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California — a majestic farce”

On May 2, 2017 |
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Rameau

“…music director Nicholas McGegan’s life-long Rameauphilia, and the participation of the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, sufficed to inspire the rebirth of a major contribution to the lyric stage…But […]




Mercury News: “Rare satiric Rameau-Voltaire opera beautifully staged”

On April 29, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan conducted with his trademark verve and attention to detail, drawing forceful orchestral responses in the triumphant music and gentle, opulent sound in the pastoral scenes.” — Read more at […]




SF Chronicle: “Temple’ revives the grandeur of the French Baroque”

On April 29, 2017 |
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McGegan-Rameau

“…rendered with nobility and verve by the orchestra under Music Director Nicholas McGegan…This was billed as the modern premiere of a work that has lain dormant for centuries; encountering it […]