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Interview: “300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics”

On July 17, 2017 |
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A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I. (Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

“McGegan is marking the 300th anniversary of Water Music by conducting the piece at a dry dock in Hull, England, later this week. The political intrigue behind the music is […]




Spreading the Gospel: Period Style for Modern Performers

On May 8, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“It isn’t easy to condense years of training in historically informed performance into just a few rehearsals with non-specialist players—and not everyone in the early-music world would care to attempt […]




SF Classical Voice: Philharmonia Baroque Goes for the Glory

On April 12, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“In the words of McGegan, “It’s extravagant, spectacular beyond description.” The score that, he suggests, Rameau composed as if afflicted by “musical attention deficit syndrome” — more on that later […]




Conductor Nicholas McGegan brings all-Mozart program to SLSO

On October 1, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Nicholas McGegan, universally known as “Nic,” is one of the most delightful conductors ever to grace a podium. He’ll be in town next weekend for an all-Mozart program with the […]




Conductor Nicholas McGegan seeks adventure through music — and food

On July 6, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Being serenaded while you have a picnic is a tradition that goes back centuries. Classical music adds to the atmosphere and to the sense of occasion. It’s great for younger […]




McGegan conducts Sarasota Music Festival finale

On June 20, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

Celebrated conductor Nic McGegan, who has been musical director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco for 30 years, knows it’s a lot more than just waving your arms […]




Nicholas McGegan on KDFC’s “State of the Arts”

On October 5, 2015 |
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KDFC

“This week, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is giving the U.S. premiere of a work by Alessandro Scarlatti called The Glory of Spring…Philharmonia Baroque will bring The Glory of Spring to the […]




Nicholas McGegan: 30 Years and Counting with Philharmonia Baroque

On September 29, 2015 |
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Nicholas McGegan

Under “Nic’s” leadership, a five-year-old ensemble previously run by four ensemble musicians who conducted orchestra business in a spare bedroom in the back of soprano Judith Nelson’s house was transformed […]




Juilliard Journal- “Nicholas McGegan: Conducting with a Twist”

On August 28, 2015 |
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“One of the world’s foremost Handel specialists (but also happy to conduct and perform contemporary music), McGegan chatted with The Journal about the advantages of working with students and this […]




The Leonard Lopate show: Going Baroque with Conductor Nic McGegan

On May 19, 2015 |
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Nicholas McGegan: WNYC

Conductor Nic McGegan discusses his 40 years in Baroque music, and his upcoming appearance at the Caramoor Music Festival, where he’ll conduct works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, working with […]