Roving and Recipes

Summertime in the domain of the Esterházy’s

On August 7, 2017 |
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Cafe

Hungary in the summer is particularly delightful, especially when one is also lucky enough to be making music. In the second half of June, I was fortunate to spend a […]




Délices de Versailles

On May 22, 2017 |
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Délices de Versailles

April was a Rameau month for me. A whole troupe of singers, dancers, actors and orchestral musicians from here and France came to Berkeley. We put on a production of […]




All I want for Christmas is…….

On December 19, 2016 |
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All I want for Christmas

OK. I’ll admit it, I am not very fond of the modern Christmas. I simply can’t get into the spirit of Santa, Rudolf, dinky elves, even the whole story of […]




Musical Toronto: 38 Questions For Nicholas McGegan

On December 13, 2016 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“British-born conductor Nicholas McGegan is as a frequent visitor in Toronto. He last led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through Handel’s Messiah in 2012, prompting John Terauds to call it the […]




Viennese Delights

On September 12, 2016 |
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Viennese Delights

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of revisiting Vienna. I had been there often in the 1970’s when I was playing in a piano trio in […]




In honor of Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony: Cranachan

On August 5, 2016 |
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“…as a nod to the Mendelssohn “Scottish” Symphony, which is part of the August 7 concert repertoire, he is pleased to share a Scottish recipe that is one of his […]




The secret coffee recipe of Frederick The Great

On August 5, 2016 |
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Frederick The Great

Nicholas McGegan and Performance Today host Fred Child try the secret ingredient that Frederick The Great used in his coffee…and it’s not half bad. The interview with Nic begins on […]




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 […]




In Praise of Picnics

On June 27, 2016 |
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I love picnics and not just because I really like the name. For a Brit, the chance of eating outdoors without getting rained on is of course a risk but […]




Celtic Spuds

On March 29, 2016 |
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Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]