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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 […]




Rubin Institute Institute prizewinner finds PBO concert “revelatory”

On October 25, 2016 |
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“The 2016 winner of the prize in music criticism is Lucy M. Caplan, 26, unassuming, Harvard undergraduate, magna cum laude, principal violist of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra”…Fellows at the symposium attended […]




McGegan, PBO and Levin “Expand Beethoven”

On October 18, 2016 |
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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

“Despite the fire that badly damaged its long-time East Bay home in the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s season-opening concert at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, was a […]




Philharmonia Baroque renders Beethoven’s Sixth in warm, evocative splendor

On October 17, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“On a damp and wet Sunday afternoon at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra continued its 36th season, as Nicholas McGegan conducted Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony in F Major […]




Nicholas McGegan brings joy of music to two programs

On October 8, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Along with superb musicianship and an innate feel for the Baroque and Classical compositions in which he specializes, McGegan also brings to the podium a plenitude of energy, as well […]




“Spring’s bounty blooms at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall”

On August 26, 2016 |
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Tanglewood

“As in their previous Tanglewood appearances, McGegan had his period-instrument orchestra playing with impressive unanimity and spirit.” – Read more at berkshireeagle.com.




“Nicholas McGegan brings Handel and heart to the Hollywood Bowl”

On August 18, 2016 |
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LA Times

“At the Hollywood Bowl, parts of August and early September have been called the summer doldrums by some — and they can be right. Fortunately, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has […]




McGegan and Graham bring Handel favorites to The Bowl

On August 17, 2016 |
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Susan Graham

“McGegan and the Los Angeles Philharmonic accompanied Graham sensitively…The ebullient McGegan surrounded Graham with several well-known Handel works, taking full advantage of 79 voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale […]




McGegan and Cleveland Orchestra offer “scintillating mix of Classical and modern”

On August 8, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan kept the tension in dramatic moments pitched high, and there was an almost Romantic forcefulness to his interpretation of this otherwise Classical score…McGegan’s idiosyncratic podium style, without baton and […]