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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.
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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 revived, and McGegan’s cohesive performance made it sound essential.”

– Read more at dailydemocrat.com.

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 who heard it. Stunningly, Ms. Graham began that climactic line first at a near-shout, then at a near-whisper, with musical values always in perfect control…But the program also included two Haydn symphonies: No. 75 in D and No. 98 in B flat, both performed stylishly and energetically.”

– Read more at nytimes.com.
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SF Classical Voice: “Revel in Bliss” – McGegan’s latest recording with PBO

On April 6, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Music Director Nicholas McGegan assembled a world-class band of instrumentalists and vocalists for the October 4, 2015 North American premiere, which was recorded in Berkeley’s First Congregational Church…Turn off the lights, put on this recording, and revel in bliss.”

– Read more at sfcv.org.
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Examiner: The latest release from Philharmonia Baroque Productions celebrates landmarks

On April 6, 2016 |
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Scarlatti

“McGegan selected this music for the first concert of the 2015–2016 Philharmonia Baroque season. This was a particularly auspicious occasion. Not only did it mark the beginning of the ensemble’s 35th season, but also it celebrated McGegan’s 30th season as Music Director. In San Francisco the beginning of the season also celebrated the return of the ensemble of Herbst Theatre following two years of renovations that included significantly improved acoustics and far more conducive backstage resources.”

– Read more at examiner.com.

LA Times: Nicholas McGegan and the L.A. Phil offer a performance for the eras in ‘From Bach to Schubert’

On April 1, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“As the program rolled around to Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, the Phil had expanded to full classical-orchestra size, and McGegan could conjure vigorous tempos, bouncy rhythm and plenty of dash with his baton-less, wiggle-waggle conducting style.”

– Read more at latimes.com.

Examiner: Philharmonia Baroque tours Baroque Europe with delightfully diverse programming

On March 5, 2016 |
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Last night in Herbst Theatre the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, led by Waverley Fund Music Director Nicholas McGegan, gave the fifth subscription concert in its 35th season. The title of the program was Explore Baroque Europe; and it amounted to a grand tour that took in Venice (Giuseppe Tartini), Versailles (Jean-Philippe Rameau), Dresden (Jan Dismas Zelenka and Johann David Heinichen), and London (Thomas Arne). Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock was featured as soloist in Tartini’s D28 concerto in D major, but the entire program was permeated with a delightfully diverse assortment of solo opportunities.

– Read more at Examiner.com.

PBO goes for baroque to honor McGegan

On February 12, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Nicholas McGegan is an inspiration,” gushed patron Steve John…He’s elevated PBO to the global level…For the uninitiated, San Francisco is the home base of what is arguably the world’s best and largest period ensemble in the United States.”

– Read more at sfgate.com.

SF Chronicle: Graham helps to celebrate McGegan in song

On February 12, 2016 |
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Susan Graham

“…for longtime observers and supporters of Philharmonia, the evening was an opportunity to reflect yet again on the qualities that have made McGegan’s leadership so essential, and so exciting…it was also a testament to the lasting influence of McGegan’s leadership, and his ability to fuse a group of first-rate artists into the country’s pre-eminent early music group.”

– Read more at sfgate.com.

Philharmonia Baroque celebrates 30 years of McGegan with delightful Handel

On February 12, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Last night in Herbst Theatre, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra presented a special non-subscription concert to celebrate Nicholas McGegan’s 30 years of service as Music Director. The conductor for the occasion was McGegan himself. (Who else could it be?)”

– Read more at Examiner.com