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Arts Desk: CBSO, McGegan, Symphony Hall Birmingham

On June 2, 2016 |
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The Arts Desk

“He opened Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor overture with a radiant sweep of sound, drawing the string tone up from the basses with a batonless wave of the hand, then […]




Washington Post: McGegan’s “transcendent” performance with Baltimore

On May 27, 2016 |
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The Washingotn Post

“On Thursday at Strathmore, Nicholas McGegan led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a performance that was, like the work, both hybrid and personal, with a sense of the homemade, the […]




After 300 years, Scarlatti’s ‘La Gloria’ arrives in So Cal, courtesy of the Philharmonia Baroque

On May 12, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Meanwhile, McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque supported in glowing hues and lyrical lines, the rhythm driven from the bottom of the orchestra (as in a good jazz band) and the […]




La gloria di primavera: Scarlatti gem rediscovered

On May 9, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“There are significant variations in terms of rhythm, color and timbre from one formally prescribed structure to the next which were clearly emphasized by McGegan and his ensemble. Several invocations […]




Review: Philharmonia Baroque Unearths a 300-Year-Old Rarity

On May 9, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Occasional music seldom outlives the occasion it commemorates, except when, say, a Handel work is involved, as with the “Music for the Royal Fireworks” or many another toss-off. Alessandro Scarlatti’s […]




McGegan’s “Thrilling Philharmonia Baroque Performance”

On May 2, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“From the first, swaggering entrance of the trombones to the final, gleaming, and richly woven chorus, Music Director Nicholas McGegan led the combined forces of his responsive band, an augmented […]




McGegan “unveiled an expansive and eloquent masterpiece”

On April 29, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan and Kato Mendelssohn Reis

“In a performance of remarkable power and tonal beauty, McGegan and his crew of musicians — including the excellent Philharmonia Chorale and a lineup of first-rate vocal soloists — unveiled […]




McGegan’s “engergetic” approach to Mendelssohn at PBO finale

On April 29, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

McGegan kept things moving at a healthy clip, shaping every phrase with in-the-moment spontaneity…He could not have delivered a more energetic performance…” – Read more at examiner.com.




McGegan’s brings PBO’s season “to a triumphant close”

On April 28, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan…brought it all together in a flowing, rhythmically exuberant performance…The choruses did heroic work as well, bringing the performance to a gloriously ecstatic, over-the-top finish. “Hymn of Praise” isn’t often […]




McGegan and Graham give an evening to remember at Carnegie Hall

On April 8, 2016 |
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Susan Graham

“The superb mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sang “Dido’s Lament” on Thursday evening with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, and her performance will surely be remembered by all […]