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Nicholas McGegan brings joy of music to two programs

On October 8, 2016 |
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“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 as a sense of true joy in the music as he and his instrumentalist colleagues bring it to life….McGegan, whose sense of humor shone forth brightly, offered witty and informative spoken program notes on the musical selections and was a delight to watch as he conducted.”

— Read more at stltoday.com.

Conductor Nicholas McGegan brings all-Mozart program to SLSO

On October 1, 2016 |
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“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 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra — and at the Sheldon Concert Hall, where he’ll lead the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis in a concert called “If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it.”

— Read more at stltoday.com.

“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.
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“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 hit on one perennial plan to keep the blahs away for at least a week: having Nicholas McGegan on the podium to conduct his 18th century specialties…That did the trick on Tuesday night, when McGegan led an all-Handel evening, an accumulation of orchestral greatest hits, high-powered choral workouts and ornate showcase arias for a star diva”

– Read more at LATimes.com.

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 in the opening work, Zadok the Priest (aka Celebration Anthem No. 1).”

– Read more at insidesocal.com/classact
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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 highly expressive, worked well to vivify the well-loved music.”

— Read more at Cleveland.com.

McGegan featured on Performance Today – August 5, 2016

On August 5, 2016 |
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Performance Today

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard concerto in B minor, Wq 30
Robert Levin, harpsichord; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor
First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA

The interview with Nic, begins on Hour 2, 14:27

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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 audiences who don’t want to sit bolt upright in a chair and be totally silent, like, “You will listen to this and have a miserable time. Put them outside on a blanket, give them an ice cream, and listen to the music.”

Interview by Amanda Rae. Read more at issuu.com.

Music review: Sarasota Music Festival closing weekend

On June 26, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“The wonderful conductor Nicholas McGegan led the Festival Orchestra, which featured this seasons’ enormously talented students, and he opened the evening with Vivaldi’s F Major Concerto — a great choice since it gives both section leaders and sections an opportunity to strut their stuff.”

– Read more at yourobserver.com.

Another milestone as 2016 Sarasota Music Festival closes

On June 26, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“The Sarasota Music Festival is better than ever and Saturday’s finale concert was one of the finest ever heard here…the evening immediately took on a celebratory atmosphere as led by conductor Nicholas McGegan, who used a choreographic technique uniquely his own to elicit the requisite rhythmic bounce and precision from the Festival Orchestra.”

– Read more at ticket.heraldtribune.com.